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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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I went here with my teenage daughter and we both enjoyed walking round the building, there is a short video with English subtittles that gives you quite a lot of information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2013
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essex
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stonecollector
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This museum surpassed our expectations, but I'd recommend that you take one of the tours rather than viewing the museum on your own. Our tour guide was so enthusiastic about the history of Bergen & Norway, the Hanseatic League, and the building itself, that we got a lot out of it. It really helped us see Bryggen in historical context.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We really enjoyed the guided tour of the Hanseatic Museum and area, offered by the TI. Got a great understanding of the life of the young sailors who apprenticed there.

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Lincolnshire
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Amazing survival from the Hanseatic era. The Bryggen has preserved the exteriors - this place has the interiors. Recommended.

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Tanunda
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We found it a bit boring after the first couple of rooms, not really my thing, but it seems like they have made an effort so I'm sure others may well enjoy it.

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essex
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went here with my teenage daughter and we both enjoyed walking round the building, there is a short video with English subtittles that gives you quite a lot of information.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was our favorite museum in Bergen. It really gave insight into the life of a Bryggen trader in days past. It was fascinating to walk through the actual quarters where merchants lived and worked - it made history come alive, a feat not all museums achieve.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This museum was an extremely interesting look into the history of Bergen and an a way of life. Provides a view of why Bergen was an important port and capital before Oslo.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We enjoyed the Hanseatic Museum. It gave us an understanding of the history of Bryggen and what life was like along this wharf. I would definitely name this a "must see" for visitors to Bergen.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This museum is furnished as it would have been when occupied by a Hanseatic merchant in the 18th century. The guided tour is informative and interesting and the building itself is beautiful and atmospheric.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Really interesting museum, but only because of guide (visited as part of the Bryggens Museum Tour, which includes the Hanseatic Museum as well). Definitely interesting to see how the origins of our modern economy operated in northern Europe from the 14th Century and how the merchants, journeymen, and apprentices lived what must have been a tough life in those days.

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