Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson as a royal residence and banqueting hall. When his son Magnus Håkonsson Lagabøte married the Danish princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were invited. “The King held court in the stone hall” say the sagas.
At that time Bergen was Norway’s largest and most important town, and Håkon’s Hall was the site of major national events, such as the drawing up of Norway’s first complete set of laws. Inside the thick stone walls there are still echoes of the medieval court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts. As a national cultural monument, Håkon’s Hall is still used both for royal dinners and other official occasions. It is easy to see where His Majesty the King usually sits.
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Closed for special occasions: 17 May, 22 May till 4 June (Bergen International Festival), 5, 7, 9 and 18 June.
Adults NOK 60
Students NOK 30
Children free admittance
Half price when visiting other Bergen City Museum arenas. Separate prices at events.
Museum Café: Open in June, July and August.