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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Old Fish Was Never So Interesting!

Come for the King Cod, stay for the King Cod. And also the detailed look at the life of hardworking... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Michael H
Amazing Hanseatic Museum

You won't want to miss this museum. It's as if you've actually stepped out of 'now' and back into... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Leanne B
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This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen was like in its medieval trading days.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is closed for renovations until 2026. Some of the collection has been moved to the Schoetstuene museum, but not all is yet on display. The Schoetstuene museum is worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank abenteuergirl58
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Wew were disappointed to find that this museum was closed, and as far as we could tell there is nowhere else in Bergen where you can see any of the exhibits inside. It's being refurbished.

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Jeremy B
940hildea, Kundeansvarlig at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

It's true, the museum is being refurbished. From Spring 2019 we will tell the Hanseatic story from Bryggen and Schøtstuene! Welcome back 😊

Reviewed January 24, 2019

Come for the King Cod, stay for the King Cod. And also the detailed look at the life of hardworking Germanic merchants and their apprentices. This place has everything. Kings. Cods. Tiny beds with doors.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed January 5, 2019

You won't want to miss this museum. It's as if you've actually stepped out of 'now' and back into that time period. You truly feel as if you are there. A must-see for adults as well as children. A true learning experience. You'll be transported...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Leanne B
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We did a walking tour of Bergen that included a stop at the Hanseatic Museum. This is one of the must-see stops in Bergen as it gives a great feel for the history of the town and region as well as the Hanseatic League. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank smenzel
Reviewed October 17, 2018

When you buy your ticket make sure it includes the fisherman's museum and other annex. The museum on the Hanseatic wharf is interesting in itself with details of the Hanseatic trading history but coupled with the two annexes really does tell the story of Bergen,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The building is furnished as the home of a Hanseatic merchant that it actually was. That does not mean luxury, but living and working space for the merchant, his journeyman and his apprentices. The rooms have extensive information (in English) about fishing, the processes of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jaymat44
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Really old building, faithfuly preserved. An excellent view into the business trading life of the 13th-15th centuries. The building is that old and the scale and design of the living quarters was a revelation to us. This is NOT handicap accessible and there are a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank JudyG1227
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Hanseatic Museum provides an excellent way to understand the economic and trading base that underpinned the location, establishment and role of Bergen as part of the Hanseatic network.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jagsjg
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We really would have liked to have seen this site, after walking there in the rain we found out it will be closed for years for renovation. Bergen card needs to revise their information.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Bev M
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Response from Margaret D | Reviewed this property |
You really don't need a tour. It is a very small museum and well explained with wall postings in several languages, as I recall. Stop by the information desk at the entrance and ask if there is a tour, and if not pick up... More