Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen

Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen: Hours, Address, Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen Reviews: 4/5

Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen

Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen
4
Historic Sites • History Museums
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
About
We are very happy to present this beautiful classical summer house to our visitors. In the 1700s, Bergen was a large, busy and rich city. The city’s upper classes adopted trends from the continent and established elaborate, aristocratic homes in the countryside. By 1800 one would find around 70 of these summer houses in the countryside surrounding Bergen, and Damsgard was the most stunning. Damsgard Country Mansion, as it appears today, was built in the 1770s for General War Commissioner and General Customs Manager Joachim Christian Geelmuyden (1730-1795). Geelmuyden was knighted in 1783, and took the name Gyldenkrant. The house he built at Damsgard is still considered to be a masterpiece of Rococco architecture in wood in Norway, and it is perhaps Europe’s most authentic wooden building from that period. Garden exhibition can be visited all trough the opening hours. Access only to the garden.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
359 within 5 kms
Attractions
106 within 5 kms
Popular mentions

4.0
18 reviews
Excellent
11
Very good
4
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
2

BarbieBabyDoll8
Oslo, Norway13 contributions
Love the manor!
Jul 2020 • Solo
Too bad tourists are not allowed to enter the manor due to precautions on covid-19, you are only allowed to enter the gardens which i enjoyed maybe much more if I was able to enter the classic home. The lady was very nice and informative about the manor's history. Such a lovely place to visit.
Written 16 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Strathbogie13
Aberdeen, UK16 contributions
Interesting tour
Aug 2015 • Friends
Make sure you arrive in time for a guided tour. Knowledgable guide. Interesting to see the house restored to how it would have been in previous times.
Written 1 September 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OxfordZeds
Oxford12 contributions
Not to be missed!
Jul 2014 • Couples
Possibly the best preserved wooden building from 18th-century Europe, in rococo style rarely seen in wood, this charming manor house tops my list of places to visit in Bergen. Only four stops on the bus, it's easy to get to and has a small cafe for coffee and homemade cakes.
Written 31 July 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HappyNorwegians
Bergen, Norway192 contributions
An interesting look into how the weathly lived in Bergen!
Aug 2011 • Friends
Well worth the visit to a classic home in Bergen. Only opened in the summer season, they give tours in Norwegian and English. Interesting to see how they displayed the wallpaper used in the home over the years. The small garden on the outside is pretty, when in bloom, however if you are there in the early summer, there is nothing much there yet. You can take Bus 19 from the Galleria Shopping Building in downtown Bergen. Check The Bergen Guide for opening hours and the times of the guided tours. Some stairs.
Written 20 May 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luckylus
Bergen, Norway10 contributions
A little gem of a house 3 km outside city center
Aug 2011 • Friends
This building from the 17 th century was rebuilt around 1770 in rococco style for a norwegian noble man with dutch roots called Gyldenkrantz. At his death in 1795 the house was actioned away to one of the riches man in norway called Jansson. His family
owned the house an keept it close to its original state until 1983 when it was restorated by Bergen county (Vestnorske kunstindustri museum was given the job). It took 10 year before it could open as a museum. Layer upon layer of wallpaper representing different periods in the buildings history was revealed. Old people from the are still refer to it as the Jansson house.

Me and a friend of mine went to visit this building on a sunday in august. It cost 60 NOK (30 NOK for students) to visit. We came 15 min after the guided tour but since there were no other people the guide showed us around. She had great knowlege of the house and took us back in time to the 18 th and 19 th century Norway. Afterwards we attended a flute consert in the main ballroom hall upstairs.
20 year ago when I came to Bergen I passed this strange looking house every day but I never guessed what a gem it was on the inside. I will recommend this place to people who visit Bergen in may - beginning of september. In the winter time I think it is closed.
Take bus # 16 or 17 fra Olav Kyrres gt./ Galleriet towards Gravdal/Nipedalen. The ride will take you 5-10 min and the bus stops right outside the manor.
Written 20 September 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen

Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen is open:
  • Sun - Tue 12:00 - 15:00


Restaurants near Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen: View all restaurants near Damsgaard Manor - Bymuseet i Bergen on Tripadvisor