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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 53 00 61 10
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Not to be Missed!

I really loved visiting this museum. It is well done and you will understand the importance and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lindy T
Houston, Texas
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A bit of a Tourist Trap

While the building is authentic and interesting to visit the experience felt a bit like a tourist... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary W
Toronto, Canada
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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 53 00 61 10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really loved visiting this museum. It is well done and you will understand the importance and influence of the Hanseatic League in the fishing industry. The location is in Bryggen in one of the oldest buildings. It is a glimpse into the old trade...More

Thank Lindy T
Reviewed 3 days ago

While the building is authentic and interesting to visit the experience felt a bit like a tourist trap. That said it was interesting to see how the hansa lived and traded and treated their apprentices. Worth a visit but you may wish to combine this...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had seen the fish hanging to dry in the Lofoten Islands before we came south to Bergen, This museum nicely completed the history of the fish trade. We joined the English language tour at 4pm so we did not have to pay for 3...More

Thank Moyra K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I usually prefer to go through museums at my own pace as I like to linger in some spots and not in others I happened to arrive just in time for an English tour, and I'm glad I stuck with them. The ground floor has...More

Thank syzygymfl
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to visit this museum which is close to historical Bryggen on our final day in Bergen. Unfortunately there was no discount on the entry fee with a Bergen Card. The museum, which is housed in a conserved old wooden building, is furnished in...More

Thank Indy215
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum, although sometimes crowded in small rooms, is worth a visit not only to learn about the Hanseatic League and the great importance of the dried fish commodity but to see how the men and apprentices lived. It doesn't take very long to tour...More

Thank 48NYSV
Reviewed 5 days ago

As we arrived there was an English tour just starting. Excellent guide, Monika, who lead this group and taught me so much about the Hanseatic league in northern Europe. Maps orientated from a Norwegian perspective were hugely helpful in understanding the trade routes at the...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is interesting but if one had read about the place prior to going, it was an expense 10 minute viewing. It's a small place with not that much to see.

Thank anerlli
Reviewed 1 week ago

To learn more about the interesting history of Bergen do not miss this museum which focuses on the fish trade and the economical effect of the German merchants of the XVIII and XIX centuries, not only in Bergen or Norway, but also in Europe. Through...More

1  Thank Nasoiri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start your visit in Bergen with this museum to gain the knowledge you need to understand Bryggen. Well done exhibits and just so interesting to learn about this part of Norwegian/Bergen history. Ticket includes a shuttle to two other museums.

1  Thank Susieforthebecki
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7 June 2015|
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Response from Margaret D | Reviewed this property |
You really don't need a tour. It is a very small museum and well explained with wall postings in several languages, as I recall. Stop by the information desk at the entrance and ask if there is a tour, and if not pick up... More