Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, Bergen

4.2
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Discover what life was like for the Hanseatic merchants of Bergen at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Housed in a waterfront wooden warehouse from 1704, the museum covers the period when the Hanseatic League ruled the city. Take a step back in time and walk through the three-story museum's replicated authentic trading room, offices, sleeping quarters, and kitchen. Notice the small beds, low ceilings, and the smell of cod to get a taste of what a merchant's everyday life was like, and view relevant art work from the period. Make Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene a centerpiece of your Bergen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bergen travel route builder website.
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  • A 10 minute introduction by Hilde to the general history, then time to explore at leisure followed by a walking tour from 15:00. Very interesting and informative; Hilde was a wonderful, knowledgable.....  more »
  • We walked through Jakobsfjorden to Schotstuene (part of Hanseatic musem). The main museum is under reconstruction as the building is sinking and apparently will take 6 years to repair. So for now...  more »
  • The big corner building is being reconstructed, but the assembly rooms (at the back of the Bryggen were amazing. The 3pm daily tour was definitely worth the time  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. How great is the guide depends on your luck. We got Hilde and she was amazing
  • The museum is closed for the next several years for some fairly complicated renovations. However this is not mentioned anywhere on the website. Ticket prices also continue to be the same. Hence my three stars. The Schotsteune is open and definitely worth a visit. Be sure to check out the kitchen area - really well done.
  • The museum is closed until 2024 but they are still selling tickets to a re-creation of the Schotsuene, which would be interesting to check out if it was free. The exhibit took about 10 minutes to walk/read through. There’s a lot of abstract stuff involved like a room with a bunch of cabbage heads that have paper flags stuck in displaying existential questions.
  • Main interesting part closed, and prices rises higher than indicated in the travel guide with around +50 % inflation ! For a wikipedia guited tour, no thanks !
  • Well worthwhile doing the guided tour as you learn so much about the Hanseats and their way of life. The long rows of wooden buildings are beautiful and also the assembly room which is now the museum. Interesting to learn about their trading routes and the trade in Stockfish in Bergen.
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