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Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

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Address: Dreggsallmenningen 3, Bergen 5003, Norway
Phone Number: +47 55 30 80 30
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10:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bryggens Museum allows you to experience life in medieval Bergen, and the...

Bryggens Museum allows you to experience life in medieval Bergen, and the museum has been built over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen. The oldest buildings are from the 12th century, and the various finds have been left in the ground where they were found by the archaeologists. Bryggens Museum also hosts temporary art displays and themed exhibitions, and it is the starting place for Bryggen Guiding, which is a historic walk through Bryggen's past that goes from Bryggens Museum through the old wooden buildings to the Hanseatic Museum. Until the 15th of May, the museum is open monday until friday from 11 until 15, saturday from 12 until 15 and sunday from 12 until 16. In the season from 15 May until 31 august the museum is open every day form 10 until 16.

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Not to be missed if you're interested in the history of Bergen

Lots of wonderful information about the Hanseatic League and what it was like back in the day in Bergen. I found it fascinating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful and historic. Wander around the old streets and enjoy the character and charm of the area. Lovely to do on a sunny day and imagine what life would have been like.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First of all, I visited the museum during the week so there was no access to the buildings outside, which was quite sad. The museum itself and also a lot of the interior is from the 70ies or 80ies. There is not much information given on English, and it kind of lacked a "red threat". In addition, there was a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a very nice little museum at the north site of the wharf, built where the wharf burnt in 1955. After the fire, there was a 13 year long excavation, and the museum is built over the excavation area where they found remains from the Middle Ages. There's an exhibition of artifacts found during the excavation. Very interesting to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lots of wonderful information about the Hanseatic League and what it was like back in the day in Bergen. I found it fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Bryggens Museum is an interesting place to visit to see the historic foundations of the buildings that are Bryggen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The highlight of this museum are the artifacts uncovered on the site. This museum has a treasure trove of Viking and newer artifacts in a great state of preservation. They have building foundations and are great display of the fire timelines over the years. A must see in Bergen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We only had time to explore the ground floor but thoroughly enjoyed viewing the foundations of the original buildings and learning about the early history of Bergen. There are lots of exhibits containing archaeological finds. The displays were well presented and had most information in English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Memory of the devastating fire which destroyed the city hundred years back has been kept alive here.It is rightly said that those who forget their past are compelled to repeat the same mistakes in future. A truly heart touching experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This 90 minute tour passed in a flash. The lady leading it was very good, being both informative and funny. Well worth the admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This museum is located just opposite the Radisson Blue hotel and behind the oldest church in Bergen which is by the harbour area - just a couple of minutes from the hanseatic wharehouses. It may appear a little bit dry at the beginning and not obstentatious but if you do like history and understanding of the building of Bryggen over... More 

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