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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  • This and the Hanseatic museum are both right in the Bryggens area and not to be missed. You will get great local history, with reasonable English translations. The exhibits really bring older Bergen t...  more »
  • This place is a must see! Amazing wooden houses, mediavel atmosphere! It is worth visiting. In the city center, so no need to travel.  more »
  • Brilliant little museum telling you all about the history of Bergen. There are lots of historical artefacts to see which have been found there. It's definitely worth visiting especially if you are int...  more »
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  • Excellent walking tour that leaves from the museum. The walking tour takes you to the main exhibition of the museum (Medieval Brygge houses found on the site), next to Mariakyrke church as well as to two Brygge houses (one of them is Hansa museum were you pay same entrance as what the walking tour costs). Guide was good. Museum itself mediocre.
  • Many curiosities.It's a travel through the history of the town from the earliest times.
  • Small but very interesting museum, free with the bergen card. shows the foundations of the Bergen wharf, and why it was an important commercial city since viking ages.
  • Small but curious museum. It is free with Bergen card. The foundations of the wharf and naval remains are absolutely interesting.
  • Bergen is a UNESCO world heritage listed city and it is easy to see why! Come to the museum and learn about its history...