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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
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+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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Good for history buffs

If you have an interest in what formed Bergen, the Hanseatic Museum is good. If you are interested in seeing actual old buildings from the 1700s, this is also good. Loved seeing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winifred H
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Kingston, Illinois
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was of interest to me until we walked into the door. Through this entry we found ourselves in the gift shop, which was fine with us. We looked at some very unique products, many of which we had not seen at the more touristy places. We purchased a few items, and b/c of the heat in the building,... More 

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Kingston, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have an interest in what formed Bergen, the Hanseatic Museum is good. If you are interested in seeing actual old buildings from the 1700s, this is also good. Loved seeing the painted cabinets and learning how fires (candles, fireplaces) were completely forbidden here because of the fear of widespread fires. Fairly steep stairs to go up to see... More 

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Victoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although the Hanseatic Museum may seem a bit dull at first, it's isn't. The hyper capitalist Hanseatics built Bergen and influenced language and culture right up to Second World War Nazi occupation. The quaint and colourful buildings hide a dark homopathic cult of brutal mercantilism that needs a tour guide to really bring out its impact. Remarkable.

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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unicq museum. Near the harbour of Bergen. A must if you want to learn more about Bergen as a HansaStatt. Spend 2-3 hours there an you will be more viser. Arne Engelsen

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Hilde A, Kundeansvarlig at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review, and for suggesting the museum is a "must see" to those who want to understand Bryggen and the Hanseatic Office 😊 More 

Canberra
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Hanseatic museum offers great insight into the old Hanseatic trading system, especially relating to the fishing industry. It is the best type of museum- the buildings and fittings themselves are the main attraction. There is just the right amount of interpretation to give understanding without inducing boredom. A word of warning- not until we arrived did we realise that... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum on how the merchants in the area lived and worked. While the museum has written descriptions of the exhibit, we were part of a shore excursion from a cruise of a walking tour that included this museum. The tour guide provided more information beyond the written displays, like how the merchant snuck women up into his room since... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this museum because of the great reviews and was pretty disappointed. There's really not much there and it's boring. WĒ

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought this was the best of the museums in Bergen. Gives you a good look at how the merchants lived. Includes original home and business. Well well-organised and easy-to-follow. There are some steep steps.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this attraction is not fully covered by Bergen card (only 20%), we initially had some reservations, but eventually decided to go after reading reviews. Glad we did it, and it was an absolutely gorgeous place. Well-preserved rooms and full of history. The ticket is valid for the Assembly Hall, which is on the other side of the Bryggen (behind... More 

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Hilde A, Kundeansvarlig at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving yourselves time to read reviews before you made your final decision. We are so glad you appreciated the museum and its authenticity :-) More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a lot of information about the fisheries and related things. Personally I would have liked to know more about their day to day lives. How did they do the cooking? What about hygiene? A lot of the men were not allowed to associate with the opposite sex, but in reality that's not what went on. Things like that.... More 

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Hilde A, Kundeansvarlig at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and visit to the museum. It seems that you didn't have time or didn't get to see or our second museum, Schøtstuene, where we show assembly rooms for the winter season and kitchen. More information about the day to day life, hygiene and organisations would have been given on our guided tours during summer season or... More 

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