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Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk)

Finnegardsgaten 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Vågen)
47 55 54 46 90
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Ranked #10 of 55 attractions in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Parker, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The docent was so helpful, recommended other museums and gave us directions. I love that the museum is not heated and is dark so that you can experience what it was like for the people back in the day. Loved the painted wood exhibit. Lots of explanation in English.

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Newmachar
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The museum depicts life of the Hanseatic traders with lots of original artefacts. The information in English is a bit restricted but the guidebook costing NoK40 is worth having. The other problem is that it is very dark with low levels of lighting so it takes a little while to acclimatise to the dim spaces. Nevertheless, its worth seeing

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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Entrance is free and the museum gives an insight into the discoveries made in the area of the historic Bryggen and the ongoing battle to preserve the area.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A great way to see inside one of the oldest buildings on the front. Much of the original interior is preserved and you get a great insight into how the traders used to live.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It is amazing how the history regarding the trade in and around Bergen affected the rest of Europe. This is how the businesses were developed and run. The museum is so very well preserved. A must visit.

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Bend, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Bergen is a wonderfully walkable city. The Hanseatic area of Bergen is charming and the museum presents background and context for this quaint part of the city. Everything in Norway seemed expensive to me....this museum included...but it will be worth the kronur to see the museum.

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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
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11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I don't think you can leave this city without checking out the Hanseatic museum. It gives you so much information about the people that used to live there. We took the 45 minutes guided tour, but it felt short. I left that place wanting to know more about the settlers back in those times.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited the Hanseatic Museum as part of the Bryggen walking tour with the Bryggens Museum. So glad we had a chance to go through this fascinating house. A forward thinker saved this house from being destroyed years ago and preserved it and many artifacts from the time to show how the members of the Hanseatic League lived in Bergen.... More

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Perth, Australia
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234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This museum is actually two houses used by the people of the region hundreds of years ago during the summer months as the houses did not have any form of heating due to being made out of wood. The original building burnt down in the 1700's and this a rebuilt house of the 1500 - 1600's built after that fire.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

During our Baltic Cruise, we had heard a lot about the Hanseatic League and how cities were members, etc. It all seemed a bit of a puzzle until we stopped here. The tour not only showed us how the merchants lived, but also explained in quite simple terms what the Hanseatic League was and how it all fit together. On... More

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