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Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk)

Finnegardsgaten 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Vågen)
47 55 54 46 90
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: 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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Long Beach, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I loved the Hanseatic Museum. It brings the life of a merchant/trader of this time period to life, and shows the museum goer how they lived. I loved the little beds that were sort of like cabinets, set up for the people who worked in the building in the old days. Everything was so lovingly restored and it really was... More

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Seemed very tedious to me. Perhaps if you are a serious student of the Hanseatic period it would be of more interest, to see how it was in those days. The associated tour was of more interest.

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Dorset
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

How did they live here with no heating? We wandered through this old building and really enjoyed all we learnt about Hanseatic times and way of life.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

See how the apprentices and their masters lived - fascinating and well worth it. The rooms are quite small so try to avoid going at the same time as a large tour group.

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Atlanta
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Welcome to a merchant’s home and workshop where he was the master of 8 to 10 apprentices for the lucrative cod trade in 1700-1800s. This is undoubtedly the best possible building to experience life “back then” and consequently, appreciate “life today.” Kids may enjoy seeing the tiny shared-by-two beds with sliding doors to keep in the body heat during those... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

there is not much to visit in Bergin . this place does standout. it introduces the visitor to whats like to live that era. however the museum lacks interactive and informative material .

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great introduction to old bergen with a well restored house. Well restored with good guide notes and right next to the harbour

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Two rooms still have the original beds in the wall between them. Other rooms have artifacts from the Hanseatic period or pictures and text to explain it. Strongly recommended.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The building would be of more interest if there was an explanation of the function of each room when you are inside it. Only about 40% of the rooms are covered and that is mainly due to exhibitions within them. So if you don't get there when a tour is running and they are not that frequent you will be... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A nice little museum in the heart of Bergen. Interesting to learn about the history of stock fish trading and see inside the old houses. We bought tickets and then went back when there was an English tour. I think there's a few in each language per day and we went at 12.30pm. Nice tour guide who was more than... More

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