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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  • August 13, 2017
    This museum is essential for understanding the culture, the society's formation and evolution of the Norwegian people since its inception, ranging from construction, economy and customs of the people. Essential if you want to understand a little of this people and your country.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Bryggen is the most famous of Bergen, narrow lanes and colorful as all wooden houses of little quarter. A world heritage site by Unesco--although, in my opinion, became Bergen Heritage businesses.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A visit to Bryggens Museum is fundamental to know and experience the way of life and Nordic traditions.
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  • July 10, 2017
    It was all right, but smaller than expected. Some of the exhibits look like they need updating (e. g. the very washed out photos). The length and thoroughness of explanations in English seems to be completely random. Knowledge of Norwegian is recommended!
  • June 27, 2017
    Immersion and authenticity are real strong points here. I really like that even the tiniest details of the lives lived in Bergen and Bryggen are shown here.
  • June 24, 2017
    The basement Part is awesome and The Cafe was nice and cheap, but The top Floor was a bit boring.
  • June 24, 2017
    The building are lovely, fun history, but i've been three times and still don't remember, so somethig is off with the way they give the info, a little boring possibly 😅
  • June 4, 2017
    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.

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