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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
Phone Number: 47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Small museum but lots of history

Take a break from shopping and spend a little time here to learn about the history of the Bryggen and the role the Hanseatic League played in Europe. Very informative and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Take a break from shopping and spend a little time here to learn about the history of the Bryggen and the role the Hanseatic League played in Europe. Very informative and intimate tour.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip, as it gave us a real sense of what life must have been like to live and work in Bryggen in its heyday. We felt all the more amazed by our visit when we learned from our very knowledgeable tour guide that the museum will be closing in 2015 for serious reparation work... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This museum explained everything you didn't remember about the Hanseatic League from high school history, but in a way that you'll never forget it now. It was so so interesting! Check out the beds with the trap doors to spy into the next room . . .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good to visit if you are interested in the Hanseatic German merchant's league. Otherwise missable & probably unintelligible unless guided through as there is not much English signage.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a fascinating museum, with plenty of information about Hanseatic League history available on stands, to supplement the well-preserved interior of the office/house/warehouse. You can join English-language tour at several points a day, or explore on your own. The entry is easily worth the price not included in Bergen Card. The single ticket also gets you into "hot house"... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a must see in Bergen. Originally considered strange the owner of this location collected wares from closing down warf locations. Now it's a museum and you can get an authentic glance at the lifestyle of hanseatiske traders in the 1600s.

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Seattle, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're wandering around the bryggen, you should understand its history. This museum, in a preserved market house, does an excellent job of explaining the Hanseatic League and how the merchant system worked. The displays did an excellent job explaining the process, but get on a docent tour to get the most from the experience. Our docent was very knowledgeable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We spent an hour exploring the wooden museum. 90kr for an adult. All boards have English sections. Fine way to pass an hour.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's very dark lit and small, but that gives you a taste of how it was back in time when this placed was originally used. There are lots of information on the walls to read about the history. Part of the entrance fee is entrance to Schøtstuene, less then 5min walk away.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've lived in Bergen for 9 years and often play tour guide, but this was my first trip to the Hanseatiske Museum. I thought the ticket price was a little high at 90 nkr ($11), but we had a 50% coupon from visiting the Coastal Museum in Øygarden the day before. Paying full price there gave us a 50% discount... More 

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