Lepramuseet St. Jørgens Hospital
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Lepramuseet St. Jørgens Hospital

Lepramuseet St. Jørgens Hospital
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A touching history about science and human dignity. An authentic hospital environment telling dramatic stories - one of the most unique experiences in Bergen. St. Jørgen's hospital is a unique cultural monument. When you visit the museum, you cannot avoid imagining what life must have been like for the many people who have lived parts of their lives here for centuries. At the same time, you will be able to learn more about the disease leprosy and its spread in Norway, and about how a large-scale investment in research and health work put Bergen on the world map. You can join a guided tour or visit on your own to see the exhibition in the main building. Exhibition 2023:The discovery of the leprosy bacteria 150 years
Duration: 1-2 hours
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9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Friendly staff and the stories being told are interesting. However, I'm not sure if the entry fee justifies the amount of things you get to see/experience. Note that it is not included in the Bergen Card (not even a discount).
Basically, you are paying 12$ to read around 3 pages of history, whilst walking through a single room filled with pretty much nothing.
I guess they realized that too, since they haphazardly added a second exhibition (on dementia and remembering) - which follows the same style. There is a TV showing a 2 minute clip every 15 minutes and some stories you get to read from random old people.
If you value your time and money, I suggest you just read up the history on leprosy on Wikipedia. As for the dementia exhibition, look up "Everywhere at the end of time" online.

Q: What happened to exhibit 12?
Written 9 August 2022
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Jane P
Region of Waterloo, Canada513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This museum is tucked away from the main tourist areas. It is housed in one of the oldest hospitals in Bergen where Dr. Hansen discovered the cause of leprosy. It was fascinating to learn that although Dr Hansen devoted his life to caring for patients with leprosy, he was the cause behind the first patient's rights case in Norway due to his unethical research methods!
Written 3 November 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,500 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We walked the sterp hill to see the Leprosy Museum ..big interest for me . Unfortunately it was closed. Founded in the 15th century
.it was a hospital for people suffering from Leprosy until the 2oth century. At least we got to see it from the outside..and worth the walk seeing other historic sites along the way
Written 2 November 2019
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irawine
Benicia, CA655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
My wife and I recently visited the leprosy museum in Bergen and found it to be quite interesting. It is off the "main" tourist area, but, worth the short hike. In addition to background on the disease and the history of the institution, what I really liked about it were the individual cases that were presented. They really provided some good insight into the people who stayed at the hospital. If you don't speak Norwegian, you will be provided with a booklet in English that will help guide you through the museum.
Written 25 September 2019
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Koala-Tree
Stevenage, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited solely because we already had the Bergen Card and it was a very wet day so we were looking for indoor activities. We were pleasantly surprised and both found the history quite interesting. The staff were very helpful and provided us with translations of the text in English, other languages were also available I believe. There was quite a lot of reading actually. I’m not sure we would have paid to visit but if you have the Bergen Card then it’s definitely worth a stop here.
Written 30 August 2019
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janerogers50
Warwick, UK189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
So much history of Leprosy here and well worth a visit. We were also able to go into the little wooden church. The guides were very enthusiastic and welcoming.
Our visit has prompted me to re-read The Island which is about leprosy in Crete.
Written 24 August 2019
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NYCTallulah
NYC, NY21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was the last thing I did before leaving Bergen. I did not get a tour, but did the self-guided version, and found it very interesting. I am usually resistant to and exhausted by reading information in museums but did not find this to be the case here. Text in English as you go into each of the little cubicles, about the history of Leprosy, of the hospital, photos and drawings of patients, text from the doctors and patients themselves...
Written 14 August 2019
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LtcAnc12
Loveland, CO25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Very friendly staff who were knowledgeable and helpful. Historical insight into life for the disabled and medically challenged.
Written 10 August 2019
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MelissaPineault
Montreal, Canada60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a small museum but it's very interesting. They have translations of the text in many languages. I recommend it.
Written 22 July 2019
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OntarioCanuck1
Georgetown, Canada4,090 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
I found it difficult to find, some signs would help
They have tried to help the English visitor with a leaflet in English with reference to room numbers!
I could not find the numbers in the room so I was lost. Later I was told the tiny numbers on the corner of the display is the reference i needed, but boy was it difficult to find. Bigger or brighter numbers please
It has potential but I believe if needs a new look at how to explain this period
Kids would be bored, not sure worth a stop.
Written 15 July 2019
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