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Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen

Dreggsallmenningen 3, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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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. Until the 15th of May, the museum is open monday until friday from 11 until 15, saturday and sunday from 12 until 16. In the season from 15 May until 31 august the museum is open every day form 10 until 16.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“walking tour” (18 reviews)
“middle ages” (11 reviews)
“daily life” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Dreggsallmenningen 3, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 30 80 30
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent an interesting hour at this museum. It is not expensive (in Bergen terms). There was an interesting Thracian Gold exhibition when I went, which was very good. It shows an interesting side to Bergen's history. Worth a look

Thank AKW5457
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of Bergen is fascinating. This museum does a good job of exploring a lot of this. The exhibits are dated and the facility is a bit sketchy, but worth seeing.

1  Thank TabernashColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on our last day, mostly, I will admit, to escape the rain! However, we spent a very interesting time in the museum, learning about the Hanseatic merchants and how they lived. The museum replicates how one of the houses would have looked...More

1  Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the truly stunning golden treasure from Bulgaria during its visit in Bergen. You should absolutely go too! While in the museum we also had a look at parts of the ancient history of Bergen as a hanseatic city.

Thank VidarNilsen
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Museum is small but offers a good orientation to medieval Bergen. Be sure to see the part where various rooms and activities are displayed. Top floor was a temporary exhibit about Thracian gold. It will be gone by the time you read this, but the...More

1  Thank Westback
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was really rather awful. Fortunately, free access with the Bergen Card, but we were done in less than 30 painful minutes. The displays are very outdated, not everything is translated into English and the written displays were made many decades ago and they are...More

Thank Austind88
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Bryggen museum is in the heart og Bergen and gives a detailed and interesting overview of Bergen's early days and how it all began. Great exhibition of items found in the gravel under the wharf. Apart of everyday items which give an idea how people...More

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went to this museum after visiting The Gamle Bergen Museum. We were told that if we show our ticket to the Gamle Bergen Museum at the Bryggens, we'd only pay half price, and did. This museum was very nice and professional looking. There are...More

1  Thank cjyap
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a lovely insight into Norwegian history. Homes and business premises containing original items. We had as lovely informative guide.

1  Thank Jac R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Just off of the main tourist area, just step back through any of the little alleys away from the wharf you'll find it easy enough. Not complicated maze, easy stroll, stop in the museum itself for additional information.

1  Thank andyandsally
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23 May 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.
26 August 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