Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, Bergen

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Constructed over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen, Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen introduces visitors to everyday life in the harbor during medieval times. Parts of the dock were destroyed by fire in 1955, and excavations at that time revealed a number of objects that offer insights into trade, shipping, and medieval crafts. Take a walk through Bryggen's past, which starts at the museum and continues through historical alleys and courtyards lined with old wooden buildings, all the way to the Hanseatic Museum. The oldest buildings date back to the 12th century. Check out the exhibit on runes and the Viking boat. Add Bryggens Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen to your Bergen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bergen trip itinerary maker.
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  • The Bergen history exhibit is interesting although somewhat smaller than anticipated. The temporary art exhibition was average. However, what impressed me more was "where do we come from?" It was an e...  more »
  • I was really interested in this part of Bergen as I love history. It's not something that takes ages either, you can walk round at your pace fast or slow. Went Before Trip Advisor started.  more »
  • Nice museum bute and my friends were very disappointed because of the lack of English description of many of the monuments.  more »
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  • A little too small, but a must see if you're in Bergen. Situated around a settlement from around 1100 AD, you can't get closer to history.
  • The museum itself is a little dated but do the guided tour for 120 NOK. They do a tour in english at 11 and 12. The tour takes you through Bryggen Museum, Bryggen itself and the Hanseatic Museum in 1,5 hours. Ticket price for both museums included.
  • They've done a great job of allowing us to visit Bergen's past "on site". All the information was clear to us as an English speaking couple. It was esecially good to be there to see the Runes and Rune Sticks so clearly explained.
  • A great place to learn a about Bergen back in the day. Nice price for a guided tour.
  • It is not a Museum, beautiful part relating to crafts of yesteryear but useless that relating to texts written in runic
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