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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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It's well worth spending an hour at this tiny but significant museum on Bergen's vibrant waterfront. Try to take the free guided tour as this brings out much of the lifestyle of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's well worth spending an hour at this tiny but significant museum on Bergen's vibrant waterfront. Try to take the free guided tour as this brings out much of the lifestyle of these wealthy and rather narcissistic merchants. Also, catch the 15minute video playing in the small room off the gift store.

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Bruges, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small museum and it does allow you to see into eh lives of some historic figures but overall not a "must see" for Bergen. I preferred the hikes and outdoor activities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was okay if you have a rainy day, but it was expensive and our English tour was very poor. The building itself was interesting, with all the twists and turns of living spaces of 400 years ago. The museum did a very thorough job of showing the importance of cod.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting info on Hanseatic League as well as living and working conditions in Bergen then. extra characters

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We explored two of the buildings that make up the Hanseatic Museum complex in Bergen. I'm a sucker for museums, and for architecture, and it was really the buildings that fascinated me the most. Bergen has an old residential quarter filled with wooden houses, packed tightly along narrow winding streets. The Hanseatic Museum put me into one of these old,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum really takes you inside the Hanseatic world. Alot to see and everything has an English explanation. Take a look at the secret cupboard door that lead to a bedroom upstairs.😉 Make sure you visit the meeting rooms on a nearby site too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour that was lead in English which was very good in explaining the history of the Hanseatic League and the importance of cod. Very interesting to learn of what must have been a difficult way to earn a living.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a museum pass and started our visits with this one. We booked an English tour which lasted 45 minutes and got a better understanding of the history of the area. You can smell the dried fish through the building!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable view into the local history of Bergen. The museum follows trough multiple rooms showcasing how people used to live like here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The excellent English guided tour was critical to bringing to life the history of Bergen and influenced the rest of my stay. Highly recommend!!! It brings the past to life!

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