Museum

The Rosenkrantz Tower

VIS KART
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Museum

The Rosenkrantz Tower

SKJUL KART

One of the most important monuments of the Renaissance.

Close to Håkon’s hall lies the Rosenkrantz Tower, which is considered to be the most important Renaissance era monument in Norway. Parts of the tower are from the 1270s, but it has been built upon several times, both for defensive purposes and as a demonstration of power over the wilful Hanseatic merchants. Through dim and narrow stairways you can climb all the way to the roof, where the view over the city, the harbour and the fortress is impressive even today.

The tower was the residence of King Eirik Magnusson until he died in 1299. He was the last king to have his seat in Bergen. Later, the tower was host to less prestigious residents - in the cellar lies the infamous dungeon, which was probably in use from the end of the 1400s until the 1800s.

The Rosenkrantz Tower, as we see it today, was built by Governor Eirik Rosenkrantz as a combined defensive and residential tower on five levels. It was depicted for the first time in the Scholeus picture from around 1580. The work on the building was completed by Scottish masons and stonecutters in the 1560s, and the finished building has much in common with Scottish fortified towers from the same period. Two older constructions were incorporated into the tower; King Magnus Lagabøter’s castle –the original fortress from around 1270 – and Jørgen Hanssøn’s open outwork from around 1520. This has given the tower an unusual floor plan, with a quaint arrangement of rooms and differences in floor and ceiling heights, amongst other features. With its strategic placement in the southern wing, the tower has been a cornerstone of the Bergenhus fortress defensive system.

 

 


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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