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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
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+47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors...

This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen was like in its medieval trading days.

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Historical sightseeing

A well laid out museum with plenty of history. Small and reasonably priced. Good for a morning or afternoon visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
2017Helen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A well laid out museum with plenty of history. Small and reasonably priced. Good for a morning or afternoon visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cold, dark and fishy! The museum is set up as a trading house, so that we got a good sense of the life of the people who worked and lived there. Very atmospheric. The lady at the counter was very informative and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical museum is located in a 1704 building which used to be the headquarters of the Hanseatic League. Inside you learn about the German Hanseatic merchants who facilitated trade between Norway and Europe. It's quite intriguing and unique, gives great perspective on what was going on between Norway and the rest of the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have very little time and need to prioritize, add this to the top of the places you visit in Bergen. It was so interesting and educational! They don't heat the place, so you get to experience the cold just as the merchants would have back in the day. The exhibits were great - with very informative placards and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not included with the half price offer from Brygges museum Well preserved trading house-kept cold and dark to preserve it. Great smell of fish throughout for effect! Interesting to see how people lived

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative museum. I learned much about the impact of trading fish and grain. It's good how they don't have heaters during the winter to replicate what it was like when the Hanseatic merchants lived and traded in Bryggen. It's too bad that there were some places of the museum closed due to it being a weekday. I wonder... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A wonderful capture of the old way of living in Bergen. 100NOK entry seems fair to me to see a building and items from the early 1700's. I learnt a lot! I recommend going here if your into a bit of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a small but interesting museum. You will learn about Bergen's past, the fish trade and the ways of life back when they were smoking or drying fish in the attic. You can also walk through a typical "hanseatic" house as it was centuries ago and admire the old objects and tools that were an essential part of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

we didnt get in but outside you can sit if you dont want o buy a ticket, buy souvenirs, free wifi, and friendly staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had time to kill before checking into our cruise, it was cold & raining and round the corner from our hotel so thought would pop in. Very pleasantly surprised- an excellent overview of the history of Bergen. The museum is in one of the old wooden trader houses over 300 years old which was fascinating to see. They have a... More 

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