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“Small but impressive museum”

Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen
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US$29,97*
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Bergen Card
Ranked #17 of 95 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 at Bryggen. The oldest buildings are from the 12th century, and the various finds have been left in the ground where they were found by the archaeologists. Bryggens Museum also hosts temporary art displays and themed exhibitions, and it is the starting place for Bryggen Guiding, which is a historic walk through Bryggen's past that goes from Bryggens Museum through the old wooden buildings to the Hanseatic Museum.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

By visiting the lower level of this museum, you can visualize the way that Bergan’s wharf looked like in the 1100s, and learn about the succession of fires that burned down the waterfront on several occasions. There is signage in both Norwegian and English, and description booklets in other languages. The upper two levels of the museum are temporary art exhibits. You can see everything in less than an hour. It closes at 4 pm. Tickets are reasonably priced and kids are free. There is also a cafe inside.

Thank Gayle G
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"walking tour"
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"daily life"
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"special exhibit"
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"permanent exhibition"
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"middle ages"
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"archaeological finds"
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"historical artifacts"
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"bryggen area"
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"bergen card"
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"hanseatic league"
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"english tour"
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"local history"
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"medieval times"
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"assembly rooms"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sign up in advance for this tour, in a small group, in English. Much more informative than wandering around alone. Covers history and economy and development nicely

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

There really isn't very much here to see and not really worth paying the entrance fee for. Was good to get out of the rain for a bit though but on a fine day don't bother!

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This museum shows life in Bergen a long time ago. I found it informative and interesting. It doesn’t take that long to see and is right by the wharf. I thought it was nice.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

They have some nice exhibits but many are only in Norwegian. It was well laid out and even not knowing Norwegian you could understand most of the explanation.

Thank SCBlossom
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