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Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

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Bryggens Museum will be closed from 4th september 2018 until medio May 2019 due to the museum being renovated. Bryggens Museum allows you to experience life in medieval Bergen, and the museum has been built over the remains of the first settlement...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Dreggsallmenningen 3, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum generally focusses on the architectural history of Bergen but the exhibits are limited and there is not a great deal of detail behind it. The temporary exhibition of paintings was okay but all of the information plaques were in Norwegian. Not really worth...More

Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting archaeological displays plus a display of Norwegian artists' works. There were lockers in which to store coats etc but you will need coins.

Thank LAR60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another walk in the rain & wind to a closed attraction. Apparently they anticipate reopening in 6 years. If we hadn't wasted our time going to check out closed attractions we could have actually took advantage of the Bergen card before 3 pm closing times.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bryggens Museum, one of many in Bergen, is fine for a brief visit. Much of the information and artifact cards are in Norwegian only, which is a problem for the non-Norwegian speaker. TV/Video screens weren't working,and many plaques were missing. This museum was built...More

Thank ryanprint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Similar in many ways to the equally wonderful Tenement Museum in New York City, the Bryggens Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in life in Hanseatic Bergen. That may sound like a pretty obscure/dry thing to be interested in, but it is not. Take...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Call it the anthropologist in me, but I enjoyed the fact that this museum was built over the ruins discovered during earlier anticipated renovations. The collection is quite small, but well presented. More English translations would be welcome. We also very much enjoyed our 1.5...More

Thank gosmart07
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The basement tells about the Hanse and is very informative, with many artifacts. The upper floor shows Norwegian Art. Looking at the size of the building, I expected more exhibits. Tip: take the Bryggen tour which starts from here and also goes into the historic...More

Thank Julien K
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The girl at the reservation desk was a very dour individual who seemed rather put out to answer our questions.because of this we did not spend our money to see their museum.

Thank scitchie
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The history museum on the bottom level is excellent, tons of artifacts, lots to learn and see. There were 2 special exhibits on the top levels when we were there that I really enjoyed - an art exhibit that was a great follow up to...More

1  Thank Carlie D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great Musuem! A real insight to life over 1000 years ago, and battles. Take several days and really visit everything in Bryggen (Old Bergen). Fantastic history of a country of brave and hearty people!

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23 May 2016|
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Response from BymuseetiBergen | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You can reserve tickets to the Bryggen guiding by e-mail: post@bymuseet.no or by calling +47 55 30 80 30.
26 August 2015|
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Response from BymuseetiBergen | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. The guided tour by foot is about 90 minutes. The starting point is Bryggens Museum, then it takes you from Bryggens Museum through Bryggen and into the Hanseatic Museum. The ticket can be... More