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Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, Bergen

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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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  • We did a brief walk through of this small museum during a day tour of Bergen. This museum presents what life was like along the Bergen waterfront during the Hanseatic League trading days. A very... 
    We did a brief walk through of this small museum during a day tour of Bergen. This museum presents what life was like along the Bergen waterfront during the Hanseatic League trading days. A very...  more »
  • Visited this museum in October 2019. Unfortunately not much to see as it was being renovated. They do offer guided tours which would probably give more insight into the history of Bergan and the... 
    Visited this museum in October 2019. Unfortunately not much to see as it was being renovated. They do offer guided tours which would probably give more insight into the history of Bergan and the...  more »
  • Interesting history and the restoration is quite well done, even if it were not finished when I was there. I would however expect more content throughout the visit 
    Interesting history and the restoration is quite well done, even if it were not finished when I was there. I would however expect more content throughout the visit  more »
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  • Excellent museum detailing the history of the Bryggen. Informative and good displays of what it used to be like. The building itself is one of the oldest in the area and gives you a real sense of what it was like living and working here. Reasonable entrance fee for a worthwhile visit. Staff were friendly and the exhibits were all well done and laid out. Spans 3 floors. Recommended.
  • 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.
  • Small but well preserved little museum showing how the early settlers of Bergen were conducting their business in this little home. Shows some nifty inventions of those days and how they spent their time working and sleeping there. Got a bundle deal of entry to 3 museums (Hanseatic, fishery) including this, plus a bus that takes you around them.
  • Nice place to visit. How great is the guide depends on your luck. We got Hilde and she was amazing
  • Well preserved and maintained museum with info in 4 languages. Lots of info boards, but don't visit this place without the free guided tour; so much more involvement from the visit if you do. Guides are amazingly equipped linguistically, enthusiastic and very well informed. Top museum action! Allow 2 hours minimum for a visit.

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