In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe’s largest city consisting of wooden houses, and its busy, steep and densely built-up streets, squares and alleyways gave it a unique character. There are also few large towns and cities that have experienced as many major fires as Bergen has. The appearance of the city has changed on many occasions, often amidst great drama. At other times old houses have been replaced by new buildings and major redevelopments.
But Bergen has also taken care of its historic past. Old Bergen is a reconstructed town with approx. 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Here you will find private homes from various periods, as well as a number of shops and workshops. Countless rooms and objects bring the city’s history through the generations to life.
A visit to Old Bergen provides some answers as well as a breath of nostalgia. Actors make the stories come to life. How could life in Bergen have been 150 years ago? What did it look like? What did people talk about? In beautiful surroundings you may meet both landlords and servants from times past.
Photo: Regin Hjertholm
14.00 - 15.00
|Telephone:||47 97 95 76|
|daily:||0900 - 1600|
The museum is closed:
01.09.2014 - 14.05.2015
Adults NOK 80 Students NOK 40 Children free admittance
Groups by appointment. Separate prices at events.
In the museum shop you can find tradtional cinnamon buns, icecream, soft drinks, coffe, candy, books, postcards and souvenirs.
Transport: Bus no. 3, 5, 6 or 83 from the city centre (7 min.) Name of bus stop: Nyhavnsveien
Contact our museum shop on tel +47 55 394304 or e-mail: ButikkGB@bymuseet.no
Open fire and barbecues are not allowed on the premises.