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Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk)

Address: Finnegardsgaten 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 54 46 90
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Ranked #12 of 90 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner 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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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Its nice that these old wooden structures were so well preserved. It's eerily beautiful and surreal that everything inside was just as it was when the houses were alive with its occupants. The tour guide was successful in invoking the mood of the time by his narration.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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288 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

This museum is three floors of a Hanseatic merchant dwelling. The inside is a fascinating insight into life of these merchants complete with sleeping quarters, offices, kitchen area as well as art work. I would recommend taking a tour although there are some explanations if you decide on self guide. Their quarters must have very cold and dreary on those... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Precious little jewel of a museum right on the waterfront facing the port of Bergen. The Hanseatic Museum is a step back into history of the organization that let the marketing of goods and services offered by the members. Stark and cold and lonesome must have been their life....on a rainy day like we had, you could feel the dankness... More 

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HOUSTON
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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was part of Cosmos tour in Bergen. The location of this museum is great. It is located on the waterfront near where the Fjord Tour Ships dock. The waterfront area was packed with ships, sailors, and entertainment The museum was well laid out although there were lots of stairs to climb to cover the three floors. The exhibits were... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Housed in a 1700's wooden warehouse... The first thing you see (and smell) is the wheelbarrow-full of salted cod. Then you need to wind your way carefully up 2 stories (did not notice any wheelchair access) to continue the visit. The museum shows how spartan life was in a Hanseatic warehouse: the sleeping bunks are minuscule, the floor uneven, the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not only is the Hanseatic Museum fascinating in and of itself, the general area is also very worth seeing. It is located on the waterfront near where the Fjord Tour Ships dock. We were fortunate to be there when they had the Tall Ship Race in July 2014. The waterfront area was packed with ships, sailors, and entertainment. The museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely place and you can really immerse yourself in the time and place where the Hanseatic org is still operating with the sight, smell and feel of the museum. Pity there is no English tour when we went but the receptionist was kind enough to lend us an English language book about the history of Hanseatic group.

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Santa Monica, California
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The authentic (really old) interior of this museum is way cool. We arrived at opening time, so we were all alone on our visit. It was like stepping back in time -- the crooked walls, faded paint, and worn corners seemed to tell the story of the old merchants here. I liked it.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were looking for a museum to go too so we checked out the description in the guide book. Admission was about $10 US per person. What an awesome building. This museum gives a history of the fishing in Bergen and the relationships with the Germans. You can see how these fishermen lived while they worked. Wonderful collection but they... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I toured the Hanseatic Museum as a part of a packaged tour that I signed up for. In addition to the Hanseatic Museum, my ticket took me to three other attractions in Bergen. My guided tour was full of great information, and pointed out interesting aspects to the town that I would have missed otherwise.

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