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Leprosy Museum, Bergen

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Housed in the original wing of one of Scandinavia's oldest hospitals, Leprosy Museum commemorates the 8,000 Norwegians known to have had leprosy, as well as physician G.A. Hansen, who discovered the leprosy bacillus in 1873. View the small rooms reconstructed with period furniture, personal items, and wax models of leprosy patients. Other rooms exhibit medical equipment from the 19th century and information panels explaining the disease. Look for the exhibit of an early prototype of a wheelchair--a regular chair placed on a small cart with wheels. Note that the images of patients can be disturbing to some people. At the reception desk, you can buy souvenir postcards, medical books, and brochures in English. Our Bergen trip generator makes visiting Leprosy Museum and other Bergen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is where the leprocy patients were sent to in Bergen and the surroundings, for several hundred years. Most of them lived there for the rest of their lives. We can see how they lived - their rooms...  more »
  • Leprosy Museum in Bergen is unique, and it represents a story most people do not know, that the Norwegian Gerhard H. Armauer Hansen in 1873 discovered bug was a leprosy as international breakthrough in the fight against the disease called "lepers", this disease all feared from the NT time. Leprosy archives in Bergen, is today a world heritage program for the world's memory.
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  • In many parts of the world leprosy is commonly known as Hansen’s disease, after the Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen who discovered the leprosy bacillus in Bergen in 1873. This museum tells ...  more »