Museum

Damsgård Country Mansion

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Museum

Damsgård Country Mansion

SKJUL KART

The small 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. 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:

20.12.2018 - 01.01.2019, 01.02., 02.02, 21. - 23.02

19.04-21.04, 01.05., 17.05. During the International Music Festival 22.05-02.06

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:

20.12.2018 - 01.01.2019, 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 closed
Bryggens Museum closed
Opening hours

Bryggens Museum is closed until 23. May 2019.

23.05 - 31.08: Daily 10:00 - 16:00

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

The museum is closed: 24.-26. December 2019. 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

07.04 - 15.12: Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

The Hordamuseum is closed:

21. April

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

The Museum is closed for the season. Opens 12. May 2019.

12.05 - 08.09: Daily 09:00 - 16:00

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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Bergen School Museum
Bergen 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

Closed for the season. Opens 1. June 2019.

Groups on request May-September.

01.06 - 31.08: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00

Guided tours: 12:30 and 13:30

Contact

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

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

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

Groups on request March - September

15.05 - 31.08: Daily 11:00 - 15:00

The museum is closed: 17 May

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

01.06 - 02.09: German 10:00

English 11:00/12:00

Norwegian 13:00

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 Middleages – guiding 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: Group bookings booking@bymuseet.no

Online booking: www.bymuseet.no

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