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Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

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Address: Nyhavnsveien 4 | Sandviken, Bergen 5042, Norway
Phone Number: +47 479 79 576
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe's largest wooden city, and its busy,...

In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe's largest wooden city, and its busy, steep and densely built-up streets, squares and alleyways gave it a unique character. There are also few large towns and cities that have experienced as many major fires as Bergen has. The appearance of the city has changed on many occasions, sometimes amidst great drama at other times old houses have been replaced by new buildings and major redevelopments. But Bergen has also taken care of its historic past. Old Bergen is a reconstructed town with approx. 50 Wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Here you will find private homes from various periods, as well as a number of shops and workshops. Countless rooms and objects bring the city's history over the generations to life.

A visit to old Bergen provides some answers as well as a breath of nostalgia. Actors make the stories come to life. How could life in Bergen have been 150 years ago? What did it look like? What did the people talk about? In beautiful surroundings you may meet both landlords and servants from times past.

We have outdoor playground for children, and in the pound you will find ducks and goose.

From mid June until mid August our a la carte restaurant Old Bergen Traceteursted is open daily (closed on Mondays).

In the museum shop you will find traditional cinnamon buns, soft drinks, ice cream, coffee, candy, postcards, books and souvenirs. The museum is open every day from the middle of May until the end of August.

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Very well maintained. Part of Bergen Pass attractions

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this "Old Town" Museum. Bergen Pass allows free access and free bus from the town centre (about 10-mins bus ride). Short walk from the bus stop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this "Old Town" Museum. Bergen Pass allows free access and free bus from the town centre (about 10-mins bus ride). Short walk from the bus stop. Well sign-posted. It was lashing down on the day we visited! (Allegedly it rains almost every day, even in Summer; or so our Apartment owner told us!!). Fortunately most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great and calm place. A bit away from the Bryggen. Very few tourists. 50 NOK for the entry. Many buses from the Bryggen take you to this place. There are old marked houses which have been shifted from the Bergen to this place. These were those few houses which survived the great fire of 1300. Some houses are almost 1000... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Interesting concept to be able to explore the open houses/buildings, however we didn't need long here for our visit and expected more really.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I took my three teenage granddaughters to visit Ole Gamle, I have been many times before as the place is important to me. My Father, his Parents and Siblings lived in one of the houses back in the 1930's. I visited on one occasion with an uncle who was able to provide first hand information on their lives at that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We got bus no. 4 from Bergen and found our way easily to the museum. Free entry for us as we had the Bergen pass. Staff were really helpful and friendly and various houses had actors in. The guy in the merchants house was really entertaining and told us about life back then and the house we were in, making... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed going through the various buildings and pathways but in the rain, it very hard. It's not my favorite. I enjoyed other museums in Bergen more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Some of these houses are transported to this small village of houses. Its made to let you see how people lived in the early 1900 Its really nice and you can go inside several houses and have a guidet tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small hamlet comprising about 20 buildings which have been moved to form a collection of dwellings so one can understand how life was. There are some actors who are pleasant and some of them take it very seriously! The place is easily found using line 2/3 from the Centrum and returning in the same fashion. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This village in old Bergen is very well done. Many of the homes are open to explore and some have actors dressed in period clothing and speaking about their homes and occupations. There is a short skit done by all the actors in the square which demonstrated life in the long-ago past. Very nicely done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It is worth to visit, especially if you are a history, antique, vintage staff lover like me, this is perfect address for you. But, visit before 14:00 to complete tour and join actors performances. It was really an enjoyable tour wandering around the historic buildings which have been restored and filled with original items from past eras. Actors&actresses dressed in... More 

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