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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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Great little museum

Our visit to this museum was really great. It is easy to assess, affordably prices and the displays are informative, well presented and unique. A wonderful way to learn about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Treasure Island, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was closed to me while a guide was escorting a group, so I walked around the exterior. Somewhat disappointed that they were likely short-staffed that day.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to this museum was really great. It is easy to assess, affordably prices and the displays are informative, well presented and unique. A wonderful way to learn about the history of the wharf district.

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saint louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very interesting museum - shows the centerpiece of Bergen and its trade with the rest of Europe. While it is a bit on the expensive side, it was very in-depth exposure to the living and working conditions of the era. There are a number of pieces of history through-out the museum. The film prior to entering the museum itself was... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We spent 45 mins here and paid 100NOK to go in - so on the pricier side for a museum. There is very little explanation after the first room of what you are looking at - but the building itself is fascinating. You really get a sense of what it was like 100s of years ago and what working on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

It is not a typical museum, as there is not that much background information required. Nevertheless, it is so much fun to wander through the house with all the details out of its original time. Everything is really well-preserved and a good impression is given of the life of the people of the Hanseatic League. But, bring a warm jacket... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The museum was super interesting and explains the history of Bryggen and the German Hansa at all and especially in Norway. The whole history is presented in a nice way and the location therefore is perfect as the museum is in one of the typical wooden houses in Bryggen. I would absolutely recommend this museum to every visitor of Bergen... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We were a little disappointed with this museumThere were archaeological finds from the Middle Ages.Reconstructed living quarters and artifacts, tools, shoes etc and foundations of original buildings.Wheel chair access.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Great way to discover the background of the area and the people who settled and lived in Bergen. Make sure to wander about the adjacent row of old buildings to get a sense of what things used to be like.

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Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The museum provided fascinating insight to the activities of the Hanseatic League -- how they lived and worked -- and the importance of the stock fish trade. Our English speaking tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed seeing the warehouse built in 1703 and the assembly rooms. We also went to their sister museum, Norwegian Fisheries Museum, and learned even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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