Museum

Damsgård Country Mansion

VIS KART
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Museum

Damsgård Country Mansion

SKJUL KART

The little Castle at Laksevåg.

We are very happy to present this beautiful classical summer house to our visitors. In the 1700s, Bergen was a large, busy and rich city. The city’s upper classes adopted trends from the continent and established elaborate, aristocratic homes in the countryside. By 1800 one would find around 70 of these summer houses in the countryside surrounding Bergen, and Damsgård was the most stunning.

Damsgård Country Mansion, as it appears today, was built in the 1770s for General War Commissioner and General Customs Manager Joachim Christian Geelmuyden (1730-1795). Geelmuyden was knighted in 1783, and took the name Gyldenkrant. The house he built at Damsgård is still considered to be a masterpiece of Rococco architecture in wood in Norway, and it is perhaps Europe’s most authentic wooden building from that period.

In 1796 the property was sold to the royal supplier Herman Didrich Janson (1757 - 1822). The Janson family remained at Damsgård until 1983, and for many years the estate was as well known as Jansongården. The Norwegian state and Bergen Kommune entered the picture in 1983 and purchased Damsgård Hovedgård in order to preserve it as a piece of cultural heritage. From 1983 until 1993 the best resources were used to restore, protect and conserve the whole area. Today the building and its surrounds presents itself as a unique example of a Bergen summer house from the 1700s or 1800s.

There is a lot to see and do at Damsgård. You can join a tour which takes you through both the building’s exterior and its rooms in order to discover the property’s history. Or you can concentrate on the garden exhibitions, featuring both the Lord’s and the Lady’s gardens. The gardens are recreated as they may have been in the 1780s and the form, content and operation of the two are well worth attention.

Enjoy the little cafe in the the servants' quarters. It serves pancakes, the farm's cake of the day (often chocolate cake), ice cream, tea, coffee and good old-fashioned currant juice from the garden’s fruits. Some days, the cafe also offers ‘munker’, delicious small apple cakes. In the cafe you will find postcards, brochures and a small selection of books and souvenirs for sale.

 


Museums
The King Håkon's Hall
The King Håkon's Hall
Opening hours

16.09 - 14.05: Daily 12.00 - 15.00

15.05 - 15.09: Daily 10.00 - 16.00

The King Håkon's Hall is closed on special occations:

23. September, 21. and 22. October

1. November and 4. December

21. December 2017 - 1. January 2018

When closed The Rosenkrantz Tower will be open.

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 577/55 30 80 30

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

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The Rosenkrantz Tower
The Rosenkrantz Tower
Opening hours

16.09 - 14.05: Sunday 12.00 - 15.00

15.05 - 15.09: Daily 09.00 - 16.00

The Rosenkrantz Tower is closed:

9. - 17. April (Easter), 1 and 17. May

21. December 2017 - 1. January 2018

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 578/55 30 80 30

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

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Bryggens Museum
Bryggens Museum
Opening hours

01.09 - 14.05:

Monday - Friday: 11.00 - 15.00

Saturday - Sunday: 12.00 - 16.00

15.05 - 31.08:

Daily: 10.00 - 16.00

Bryggens Museum is closed:

14. - 16. April, 1. and 17. May,

22. - 26. December, 31. December 2017 and 1. January 2018

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Dreggsalmening 3

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Hordamuseet
Hordamuseet
Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday:

12.00 - 15.00

Sunday:

12.00 - 16.00

The Hordamuseum is closed:

8. - 17. April (Easter)

1., 17., and 25 May, 3. - 5. June

22. December 2017 - 2. January 2018

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 580/479 79 591

E-mail: hordamuseet@bymuseet.no

Address: Hordnesvegen 24, 5244 Fana

Light rail to Lagunen, bus nos 60, 61 and 62 to Stend

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Old Bergen Museum
Old Bergen Museum
Opening hours

15.05 - 31.08:

Daily 09.00 - 16.00 Living Museum

02.05 - 14.05: Daily 10.00 - 15.00

01.09 - 15.09: Daily 10.00 - 15.00

Closed: 1. & 17. May

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 576/55 30 80 30

E-mail: gamlebergen@bymuseet.no

Address: Nyhavnsveien 4, Elsero

Bus nos.: 3, 4, 5, 6 & 83, Station: Gamle Bergen

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Bergen School Museum/Holberg Museum
Bergen School Museum/Holberg Museum
Opening hours

The Museum will be closed in 2017 due to rehabilitation work.

Groups on request.

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 582/55 30 80 30

E-mail: skolemuseet@bymuseet.no

Address: Lille Øvregate 38

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Damsgård Country Mansion
Damsgård Country Mansion
Opening hours

01.06 - 31.08:

Daily 12.00 - 16.00

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 47 97 95 84/55 30 80 30

E-mail: damsgard.hovedgard@bymuseet.no

Address: Alleén 29

Bus nos: 16 og 17

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Alvøen Manor
Alvøen Manor
Opening hours

27.05 - 27.08:

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

The museum is closed 10. and 11. June

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 479 79 581/55 30 80 30

E-mail: alvoen.hovedbygning@bymuseet.no

Alvøveien 150

Bus nos: 5, 6 and 42 to Alvøen

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The Leprosy Museum - St. Jørgen Hospital
The Leprosy Museum - St. Jørgen Hospital
Opening hours

15.05 - 31.08:

Daily 11.00 - 15.00

The museum is closed: 17. May

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 481 62 678/55 30 80 30

E-mail: lepramuseet@bymuseet.no

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

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The Historic Fire Departement
The Historic Fire Departement
Opening hours
Contact
Bryggen Guiding - on foot
Bryggen Guiding - on foot
Opening hours

01.06 - 31.08:

German 10:00

English 11:00/12:00

Norwegian 13:00

Contact

Bryggens Museum

Dreggsallm. 3

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

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Bergen in the Middle Ages - on foot
Bergen in the Middle Ages - on foot
Opening hours

01.06 - 31.08:

Monday - Friday: 14.00 English

Contact

Bryggens Museum

Dreggsallm. 3

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

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