Museum

The King Håkon's Hall

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Museum

The King Håkon's Hall

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A stone hall worthy of a king

King Håkon´s Hall is more than seven hundred and fifty years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonsson between 1247 and 1261 as a royal residence and feasting hall. When the king’s son Magnus Håkonsson Lagabøte married the Danish Princess Ingeborg in 1261, 2000 guests were hosted in three buildings. "Kings held court in the stone hall", as the sagas say.

At that time Bergen was Norway’s largest and most important city, and King Håkon's Hall was the site of major national events, including the promulgation of Norway's first complete set of laws. Within the thick stone walls you can still hear the echoes of the medieval court’s solemn ceremonies and riotous feasts. As a site of national heritage, King Håkon´s Hall is still in use for royal dinners and other official occasions.

It was not a given that King Håkon´s Hall should remain an impressive building and the largest standing building from the Middle Ages in Norway until today. The hall lost its role as the king’s seat when the royal family moved out of the country in the late Middle Ages. It served later as storeroom, and was eventually turned into an ammunition store for the Bergenhus fortress. For a time it was even without a roof. In 1916 King Håkon´s Hall was restored for the first time, and its interior was decorated. In 1944 the building was, however, dangerously close to a second collapse, when the Dutch ammunition ship the Voorbode exploded while at anchor in the harbour directly below. Only the walls where left standing. In the 1950s the hall was again restored, resulting in what we see today both concerning interior and exterior. The hall has three floors, with the large festive room located on the top floor. Originally the middle floor was for administration and the King’s council and the first floor, or basement, most likely was used as storage room.

 

Information concerning program for the season 2020 will come when new guidelines are available.

 


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

From 16.06.20: Daily 12.00 - 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 12.00 - 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 12.00 - 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

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 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

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 37/ 481 62 678

E-mail: lepramuseet@bymuseet.no

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

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