Museum

Bryggens Museum

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Museum

Bryggens Museum

SKJUL KART

New main exhibit: Under Ground

Bryggens Museum's new main 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.

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 and the old wine cellar. We also offer "Church and Royal Power in the Middleages - on foot", a walk from Bryggens Museum to St. Mary's Church and the Rosenkrantztower (only in English).

 


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

From 16.06.20: Daily 11.00 - 16.00

Contact

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

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

3 minutes walking distance from Bryggen

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The Rosenkrantz Tower
The Rosenkrantz Tower
Opening hours

From 16.06.20: Daily 11.00 - 16.00

Contact

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

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

3 minutes walking distance from Bryggen.

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Bryggens Museum
Bryggens Museum
Opening hours

From 16.06.20: Daily 11.00 - 16.00

Contact

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

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Address: Dreggsalmening 3

In the city centre situated at Bryggen.

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Hordamuseet
Hordamuseet
Opening hours

All Bymuseet's venues are closed for visitors until 16.06, due to the Corona-crisis. The situation will be continuously monitored and assessed.

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

Plan your trip, check bus route on www.skyss.no/en/ 

 

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Old Bergen Museum
Old Bergen Museum
Opening hours

From 16.06.20: Tuesday - Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 47 97 95 76/55 30 80 30

E-mail: gamlebergen@bymuseet.no

Address: Nyhavnsveien 4, Elsero

41 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Bicycle 15 minutes.

7 minutes by bus nos 3, 4, 5, 6, 83, Bus stop: Gamle Bergen.

Right turn under the brigde from the highway.

Plan your trip, check bus route on www.skyss.no/en/ 

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The School Museum
The School Museum
Opening hours

Summer 2020 we offer guided tours at the School Museum

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

From 16.06.20: Tuesday - Thursday 12.00 - 16.00

Visitors can visit only the garden.

Contact

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

E-mail: damsgard@bymuseet.no

Address: Alleén 29

Bus nos: 16 og 17

Plan your trip, check bus route on www.skyss.no/en/ 

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Alvøen Manor
Alvøen Manor
Opening hours

The Museum is closed and we do not offer customized tours for the season 2020

Contact

Telephone: (+47) 55 30 80 30

E-mail: booking@bymuseet.no

Alvøveien 150

Bus nos: 5, 6 and 42 to Alvøen

Plan your trip, check bus route on www.skyss.no/en/ 

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

Summer 2020 we offer guided tours

Contact

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

E-mail: lepramuseet@bymuseet.no

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

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