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“amazing, sad, fascinating museum”
Review of Leprosy Museum

Leprosy Museum
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US$31.30*
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Bergen Card
Ranked #17 of 146 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a gem, and gives a good impression of how frugal and simple life in Norway was like for its less-advantaged citizens before it 'got rich' on oil. However it was very humane - sad but dignified.

2  Thank David G
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here and when we arrived the tour which goes on the hour was nearly finished. So we went round by ourselves and heard a little bit of the tour along the way. We felt we didn't really get the most out of the place not having gone on the guided tour so try to plan your visit to coincide with a tour starting.
About a 10-15 min walk from the harbour area, an ideal place to go if it's raining.

1  Thank Wooler
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Such sad stories. Small hospital turned into a museum. Informational stories of former patients are displayed in each room. All in Norweigan but handouts in multiple languages are available. Very interesting items on display especially if you are interested in disease and medicine. Tour of the museum takes less than an hour.
Worth a visit!

1  Thank WorkTraveler27
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I knew very little of leprosy so took a visit to this museum. The guide was really good and the whole visit really interesting

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I can't improve on Expl0rer007's review, just want to mention that if you are visiting the Domkirken on Kong Oscars Gate, Korskirken and the Old Town, then the Museum is just down the road and well worth a visit. It rains a lot in Bergen so this makes a nice visit on a rainy day. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour but the pack in English is self explanatory. Good for the kids too.

1  Thank MadamJosephine
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