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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
Phone Number: 47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This was an interesting historical journey into the fishing industry in Norway. There are three separate buildings to visit. It is the story of experience of an apprentice in... read more

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Windsor, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an interesting historical journey into the fishing industry in Norway. There are three separate buildings to visit. It is the story of experience of an apprentice in the fishing trade and how they lived. It also shows how they dried the stockfish. You can still see the fish done the same way in the Fish Market.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum with dried cod hanging from ceilings, tiny bunk beds, small dark rooms, bookkeepers office, etc. Gives a good picture if the life and times of the fishermen and the Hanseatic era. Lots of steep, narrow stairways and low doorways - so watch your step and your head if you are tall !

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an interesting museum with the history of trade in that area and I have found a lot interesting facts there. Also interesting exhibits

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum in a historic building helps you to understand the Hanseatic League of Germany which controlled the trade. Fish were brought from the north to Bergen to be traded for grain and other supplies. The museum provides information on the drying and processing of stockfish and cod liver oil. You see the sleeping cabinets wthere they sleep. Learn about... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in an old (surviving) wooden warehouse from the mid-1700s, this museum tells the story of the cod fishing industry that was controlled for decades by the Hanseatic League. The museum is fairly dark, and the steps are steep and narrow. You get to see processing rooms, as well as the manager's "office", the dining and sleeping areas for his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good knowledge of the history city and the real royal of the crown: cod! Nice picture of the germany history in norwegian city...the old town is incredible.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great story of preservation. A charming museum and a great way to escape bad weather. The displays will explain a lot about Bergen of old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For us, this museum was not the favorite of the day. It gives you an insight to how the cod fish liver oil industry worked many years ago and the importance of the trade industry but if you don't have time to do it all, this can be an add-on. It was interesting though and had some nice displays. Yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at how much I liked these museums. It was really well curated - the exhibits were minimal but still very informative.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard of the Hanseatic League but knew nothing about them. The museum is in fact a restored merchants building, hence it being dark inside, but you get a real sense of the history of the league and what the building would have been like. Good visit, but take your reading glasses

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