Museum

Bryggens Museum

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Museum

Bryggens Museum

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New main exhibit: Under Ground

Bryggens Museum's new main exhibit is not completely finished, but we've nonetheless chosen to open our doors this summer for the benefit of the thousands of tourists who's only stay in Bergen may be the summer of 2019. The new exhibit uses thousands of artifacts and modern historical and archaeological research to let you come closer to the everyday lives of the medieval people of Bergen and Western Norway. Runic inscriptions with gossip, poems and spells tells us about faith and love, while ceramics from Europe and the Middle-East shows an extensive and international trade network. The new exhibit also displays the unique Guddal-garment - a nearly thousand year old find, which is one of extremely few relatively intact pieces of Norwegian medieval clothing.

The history of Bergen and Bryggen's Museum

Bryggen in Bergen has been a busy part of the city since the Middle Ages. Both the oldest wooden buildings and the thick cultural layers located below ground appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In 1955 parts of Bryggen burnt down, and the 13 year archaeological excavation which subsequently took place uncovered hundreds of thousands of objects which give an insight into everyday life in the city in the Middle Ages. After the fire there was a heated discussion over the future of Bryggen, and many of the city’s inhabitants wanted to demolish the remaining wooden buildings.

Fortunately public opinion changed, helped by the new and till then unknown stories of the city that was being unearthed. As a result - and with chief curator Asbjørn Herteig as the driving force – Bryggens Museum was established in 1976.

The museum houses archaeological material from Bergen and Vestlandet in the Middle Ages, where the rich finds from the Bryggen excavations and later archaeological research in the city take centre stage. Bryggens Museum is built over the remains of Bergen’s oldest buildings from the first half of the 1100s. These architectural remains are still an important part of the museum’s permanent exhibition, and give visitors the experience of life in Bergen in the Middle Ages.

Lectures and tours
The museum offers several lectures throughout the year. Our popular monday-lectures will be held as usual during the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019. We will also continue our cooperation with the commander of Bergenhus Fortress on the series of "Stories from the fortress", as well as sunday-lectures.

Bryggens Museum is the starting point for "Bryggen Guiding - on foot", a historical walk through Bryggen's past, from Bryggens Museum through the antiquarian wooden buildings at Bryggen to the Hanseatic Museum. We also offer "Bergen in the Middle Ages - on foot", a walk from Bryggens Museum to St. Mary's Church and the Rosenkrantztower (only in English).

Welcome to exhibitions, lectures and guided tours at the «new» Bryggens Museum in 2019.

The Guided tours runs as normal.

Bryggen Guiding starting point at Bryggens Museum

Bergen in the Middle Ages starting point at Bryggens Museum

 


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

16.09 - 14.05: Daily 12.00 - 15.00. Guided tour every hour on request.

15.05 - 15.09: Daily 10.00 - 16.00

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

12.06-15.06, 21.07

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 36/55 30 80 30

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

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The Rosenkrantz Tower
The Rosenkrantz Tower
Opening hours

02.01 - 14.05: Saturday-Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

15.05 - 15.09: Daily 10:00 - 16:00

16.09 - 20.12: Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

The museum is closed:

20.-21.04, 01.05,17.05

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 38/55 30 80 30

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

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Bryggens Museum
Bryggens Museum
Opening hours

Until 01.09: Daily 10:00 - 16:00

01.09 - 30.12: Daily 11:00 - 15:00

The museum is closed: 31. December 2019 - 1. January 2020

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 32/479 79 985

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Dreggsalmening 3

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Hordamuseet
Hordamuseet
Opening hours

Hordamuseet is closed during the week and Saturdays in 2019

From 07.04 - 15.12 open Sundays from 12:00 - 16:00

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 35/55 30 80 30

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

12.05 - 08.09: Daily 09:00 - 16:00 (Living Museum from 10:00)

The museum is closed: 17. May

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 34/55 30 80 30

E-mail: gamlebergen@bymuseet.no

Address: Nyhavnsveien 4, Elsero

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

Right turn under the brigde from the highway.

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The School Museum
The School Museum
Opening hours

The Museum will be closed in 2018.

Groups on request.

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 39/ 479 79 582

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: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00

Guided tours: 12:30 and 13:30

Groups on request May-September.

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 33/55 30 80 30

E-mail: damsgard@bymuseet.no

Address: Alleén 29

Bus nos: 16 og 17

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Alvøen Manor
Alvøen Manor
Opening hours

The museum is closed. Groups on request.

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: booking@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

The museum is closed from 1. september - 14. May

Groups on request March - September

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 37/ 481 62 678

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

Daily 1. June - 31. August

1. June -17. June: English tours: 10:00 and 12:00

19. June – 31. August: English tours: 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00

1. July - 31. July: Norwegian tour: 14:00

Contact

Bryggens Museum

Dreggsallm. 3

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

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Church and Royal Power in the Middle Ages – on foot
Opening hours

19. June - 30. August

Monday - Friday: 13:00 English

Contact

Bryggens Museum

Dreggsallm. 3

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: Group bookings booking@bymuseet.no

Emails are only answered during office hours Monday – Friday.

Online booking: www.bymuseet.no

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