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Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

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Walking tour and museum

Walking tour didn’t take to long but really informative and both my wife and I enjoyed it. Walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Small but fascinating

Interesting archaeological displays plus a display of Norwegian artists' works. There were lockers... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
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Bryggens Museum will be closed from 4th september 2018 until medio May 2019 due to the museum being renovated. Bryggens Museum allows you to experience life in medieval Bergen, and the museum has been built over the remains of the first settlement...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Dreggsallmenningen 3, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking tour didn’t take to long but really informative and both my wife and I enjoyed it. Walking around Bryggen and being told the history was better than just seeing it on your own. Museum was included in cost and again it wasn’t to long...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

We were disappointed to discover that this museum is closed for renovation at the moment, and there doesn't seem to be any other place in Bergen showing any of their exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed February 27, 2019

The Bryggens Museum is located at the end of, and slightly behind, the Bryggen (wharf). It chronicles the time when Bergen was part of the Hanseatic League. It is built around and over foundations and walls that were uncovered when excavations were undertaken for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank G6686QUsusanh
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The museum generally focusses on the architectural history of Bergen but the exhibits are limited and there is not a great deal of detail behind it. The temporary exhibition of paintings was okay but all of the information plaques were in Norwegian. Not really worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Interesting archaeological displays plus a display of Norwegian artists' works. There were lockers in which to store coats etc but you will need coins.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LAR60
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Another walk in the rain & wind to a closed attraction. Apparently they anticipate reopening in 6 years. If we hadn't wasted our time going to check out closed attractions we could have actually took advantage of the Bergen card before 3 pm closing times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bev M
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The Bryggens Museum, one of many in Bergen, is fine for a brief visit. Much of the information and artifact cards are in Norwegian only, which is a problem for the non-Norwegian speaker. TV/Video screens weren't working,and many plaques were missing. This museum was built...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ryanprint
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Similar in many ways to the equally wonderful Tenement Museum in New York City, the Bryggens Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in life in Hanseatic Bergen. That may sound like a pretty obscure/dry thing to be interested in, but it is not. Take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank David M
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Call it the anthropologist in me, but I enjoyed the fact that this museum was built over the ruins discovered during earlier anticipated renovations. The collection is quite small, but well presented. More English translations would be welcome. We also very much enjoyed our 1.5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

The basement tells about the Hanse and is very informative, with many artifacts. The upper floor shows Norwegian Art. Looking at the size of the building, I expected more exhibits. Tip: take the Bryggen tour which starts from here and also goes into the historic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 23, 2016|
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Response from BymuseetiBergen | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You can reserve tickets to the Bryggen guiding by e-mail: post@bymuseet.no or by calling +47 55 30 80 30.
August 26, 2015|
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Response from BymuseetiBergen | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for your enquiry. The guided tour by foot is about 90 minutes. The starting point is Bryggens Museum, then it takes you from Bryggens Museum through Bryggen and into the Hanseatic Museum. The ticket can be... More