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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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Excellent orientation to history central to Bergen's past

Seeing this on the tail of the walking tour from the Bryggens museum brings it all together. Plenty of stairs (3 floors) though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing this on the tail of the walking tour from the Bryggens museum brings it all together. Plenty of stairs (3 floors) though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never realized that dried fish could be so lucrative and so interesting! Excellent presentation on the life of Hanseatic merchants in Bergen. Very authentic atmosphere with a fascinating narrative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum which explains the history of the German merchants in Bergen, but the house itself is fantastic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste your time to visit since there's nothing worth to see or buy !very touristic and crowded with no reason at all !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main site is well laid out and one should take time to read the boards in Norwegian and English. They explain the history of the commercial activities well. The ticket price includes transfer by boat or bus to the fisheries museum. It also includes the assembly house of the merchants which is a short walk away. Overall if you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I though the museum was priced a bit high and with the crowds, it made the experience not too good. There are many museums in town, catch this one if there's an ebb in traffic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little boring if I am utterly honest and much of it could probably be gleaned quite readily from a book or good website on the subject. However for those interested in the drying of fish and the history of bergen and why they have a fish on their number plates its interesting. It costs around 200 Nk if I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see the old structures and reconstructions of life in the old days. Seemed a bit touristy, but worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, it is walking through history. I had heard of the Hanseatic League, but had no real idea of what that meant before visiting this museum. It shows what the trade house looked like during the 18th and 19th centuries. They even keep it dark, as candles were not allowed in the trade house due to the concerns about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great opportunity to see how the tradesmen lived and worked in this area. A little crowded by tour groups, which can be a challenge as the tour guides don't want you to join in, while you get overrun by the groups in the small rooms.

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