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 1702, 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 salted cod to get a taste of what a merchant's everyday life was like, and view relevant art work from the period. Using our custom trip planner, Bergen attractions like Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This worth a visit, especially since you can see two more museums with your admission ticket. It's all very clearly and the old premises put one in the past. Finally, I've seen the cod and with mountains understood the context.
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  • By rainy weather we got in this museum after visiting the port and the nice surprise a guide speaking fluently the french tells us about the life A Hanseatic do absolutely go into its wooden houses and we discover another culture
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  • We were doubting to go in because it looked so small, but once inside you immediately feel back into the old days of fishing and trading! The museum did a good job keeping that atmosphere. Intriguing ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A very interesting walkthrough. Very much enjoyed the experience. Definitely not up there on the fun or engaging necessarily, but interesting nevertheless.
  • + Interesting museum, very cold inside which adds to the experience. + Friendly staff. - Quite small, got through it all in less than an hour, - Expensive for what it is.. overall it was interesting but underwhelming.
  • Super interesting place! And the museum has a nice shop as well
  • lovely piece of building that still capture the essence of history of Bergen. we were lucky enough to have a guide explaining the interesting stories around the intricate details of the building. if you have the chance, do ask for a guide or join a guided tour, it offers much more than the plain displays of the content.

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As a major Norwegian city, Bergen offers accommodations--and just about everything else--at a high price. Try to stay in the picturesque Bryggen wharf area near the fish market, or in the city center. If you’re looking for lively nightlife, check out rooms close to the city’s university. To find less-expensive lodging, search for hostels in the city center and campsites just out of town. Alternatively, live like a local by staying in a small guesthouse.
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