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Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk)

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Address: Finnegardsgaten 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 54 46 90
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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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It is more like display rooms that a true museum but interesting

I would not consider this to be a real museum but display rooms of what a merchants home would look like. It had a few rooms that had displays in it but in reality you walk thru... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Charlotte,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I would not consider this to be a real museum but display rooms of what a merchants home would look like. It had a few rooms that had displays in it but in reality you walk thru the "house" and up and down quite a few stairs to view what it would be like in that home during the period.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

that's a must-do, its so well kept and so well documented that when you leave you will say - am I not in the Hanse?? the place is very educational. but small and worth the money.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A good way to see what life was like in old Bergen. A good museum with plenty of rooms to look around and rooms and exhibits have plenty of labels in English to help you understand what is on show. This is a really good museum to help understand Bergen and it's importance in previous centuries. Recommend a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Outside of the building is gorgeous, but it was nice to see the inside of the house too and to learn how German merchants produced cod liver's oil, etc.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was the best of the five museums we hit in Bergen. Be sure and catch a tour guide which doesn't cost anymore but definitely provides greater insight. The day we went tours were at 11 and 3. This gave us better context on Bergen and the history of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Lots of stairs so not easy access but interesting to see the restored buildings....part is located about 1 block away from the corner location

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A very informative place regarding the history of Norway's humble beginning, a lot of information written in Norwegian language but some in English, noted that they needed a handful of attractive ads outside to attract more tourists or locals.

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This museum did not seem over keen on visitors and I quite agree with other reviewers that there are insufficient explanations, having said that it was visually interesting and you could imagine how life was for the merchants of the time....a step back in time.

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Orpington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were disappointed that we had to pay full price (90 kr.) for this museum even though we had a 'Bergen card' which usually allows free entry or heavily discounted prices to most other museums. The exhibition was quite interesting and some rooms had clear explanations about what you were seeing. However several rooms had no explanation about what they... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

They keep it quite dark and don't heat it so that visitors can feel how it was for the people who lived and worked in the building and I found this really effective, even a little creepy at times - in a good way. It's wonky and creaky and a really cool museum. Unbelievably they have some original books in... More 

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