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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
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+47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors...

This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen was like in its medieval trading days.

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I went to this museum during a visit to Bergen. The museum tells the story of the Hanseatic merchants who traded fish and other items from 1350 to 1750. The museum is very dark... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to this museum during a visit to Bergen. The museum tells the story of the Hanseatic merchants who traded fish and other items from 1350 to 1750. The museum is very dark inside, but contains many interesting items, well worth a visit. Like most things in Norway, it is quite expensive (Adults 130 NOK).

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To me the store is a leading hint to what you will find in the museum itself. Carefully selected craft ship in all products reflect the history of Bergen. From the stick game purchase , which was created in Bergen , you can play the traditional game. Norwegian weaved items reveal the local historical significance. The well informed staff eagerly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well planned museum showing how life was in early Bergen. It is on a few floors with stairs, so may not be suitable for all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been fascinated by the Hanseatic League and its influence, longevity and power. This museum was fascinating on many levels addressing the daily life of merchants and workers/clerks, the enormous effort needed to prepare, store and ship produce (especially dried fish!), the trade routes and the persistence of teh League in northern waters. A hugely informative museum for those... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hanseatics have contributed a lot to the history of Norway and to the world markets. This museum is worth a visit just to understand how life was like at Bergen around that time. As you go up north in Norway, you realise Bergen was significant port for all of Norway and this history helps you relate to it.

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Hilde A, Informasjonssjef at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and the nice and informative review :-) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hmm I usually love museums so I hope I'm not being too primitive by giving this place a low rating but I didn't think it was worth it to visit. The place was small and dark, and there wasn't that much information going on. I went in and out pretty quickly, nothing quite grabbed my attention. Don't know if it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hanseatic Museum, unlike many of the buildings along the Bryggen wharf, is authentic, not a re-creation. You will find some negative reviews, but I think it is largely a matter of taste. If you truly want a sense of what life was like for the confederation of German merchants who dominated the economy of Bergen, and indeed much of... More 

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Hilde A, Informasjonssjef at Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, interest and thorough explanation of the time, story and rooms, and the comparison to other things to do. We appreciate the time you spent in the museum and for sharing it with other readers. :-) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really disappointed with this museum. I was expecting more things to see. A bit small, a bit boring...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A well laid out museum with plenty of history. Small and reasonably priced. Good for a morning or afternoon visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Cold, dark and fishy! The museum is set up as a trading house, so that we got a good sense of the life of the people who worked and lived there. Very atmospheric. The lady at the counter was very informative and helpful.

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