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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  • August 17, 2017
    We ran in here to get away from the crazy rain. But we were glad we did because otherwise we never would have gone. The church was amazing with a great wooden feel. The guided tour is worth every penn...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We found this an interesting and unexpected diversion. It gives you a window into a real piece of Norway's history and the unusual and informative short biographies of real people help to relate to th...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Old Leprosarium from Bergen, not much to see but free with the Bergen Card! The small church is not always open, see with staff when to visit.
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