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Leprosy Museum

St. George's Hospital | Kong Oscarsgate 59, Bergen, Norway
+47 479 79 583
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St. George's Hospital | Kong Oscarsgate 59, Bergen, Norway
+47 479 79 583
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read lots of positive reviews and being interested in Leprosy visiting the museum was our most do stop in Bergen. We arrived a little early as the museum opens at 11:00 ( 11:00 - 3:00) and we were able to appreciate the feel of...More

Thank RitaGina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never had the opportunity to visit a leprosy museum before and I found it really interesting if a little gruesome. They provide a guide in English and you can wander at leisure.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people of Bergen were helping lepers centuries before other Europeans, as this hospital attests. Dr. Hansen (leprosy also known as Hansen's disease) discovered the leprosy bacillus. The museum is a historical museum, has English-language written guide one can borrow as you view the old...More

Thank doc2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And worth the visit to see what this town went thru in the 1800's with this horrible disease. In an old hospital with original rooms and beds. Remarkable!

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ran in here to get away from the crazy rain. But we were glad we did because otherwise we never would have gone. The church was amazing with a great wooden feel. The guided tour is worth every penny because the guide is incredibly...More

Thank londonlawyer75
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We found this an interesting and unexpected diversion. It gives you a window into a real piece of Norway's history and the unusual and informative short biographies of real people help to relate to this museum at a very human level. You can just imagine...More

1  Thank Veganmatt
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Leave yourself 1-1.5 hours to fully soak in the museum and chapel. Close to downtown square, it is a good excursion for a fill in for a short morning or afternoon site.

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

In the USA we are not fully aware of Leprosy. We found the tour informative and a learning experience that cannot be found in too many area around the world.

Thank John P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I'm guessing that few of us think of Norway when we think of leprosy. The Leprosy Museum (Norwegian: Lepramuseet) reminds us that leprosy was not confined to Ancient Israel and Bible stories. Dr. G.A. Hansen was born in Bergen and is the one who identified...More

1  Thank Donald W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited the Leprosy museum during our stay in Bergen. An interesting insight of how leprosy sufferers were isolated in these hospitals and yet treated with dignity and respect. The hospital even has its own church in which the patients could worship. Each inmates cell...More

Thank skynet45
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Response from BymuseetiBergen | Property representative |
Thank you for your request. The 1st floor of the museum is acceable by wheelchair, we do not have a permanent ramp, but we will adjust the 2 steps with rails to enter the museum and the St. Jorgen Church. The second floor is... More