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. With our custom trip planner, Bergen attractions like Leprosy Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Spent a couple of hours at the Leprosy museum on a rainy weekend day and learnt plenty about the challenges of leprosy, the origins of the disease and the way people were marginalised in society. Most...  more »
  • I took my camera one after noon and I passed the Leprosy Museum, I found some really good spot ideal for photography  more »
  • While this was not open in October it was still of interest. The premise belies its history. The building is quite weathered and aged. The spire is a through back to its earliest days as St George Hos...  more »

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