Museum

The Rosenkrantz Tower

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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.

 

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Museums
Håkon´s Hall
Håkon´s Hall
Opening hours

The museum is closed until the 3rd Januar 2021

Contact

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

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

3 minutes walking distance from Bryggen

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The Rosenkrantz Tower
The Rosenkrantz Tower
Opening hours

7. - 20. December 2020

Monday - Friday: 11:00 - 14:00

Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00

Closed 21. December 2020 - 9th January 2021

Contact

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

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Bergenhus Fortress

3 minutes walking distance from Bryggen.

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Bryggens Museum
Bryggens Museum
Opening hours

03.12 - 30.12.20 The Museum shop will be open!

Thursday - Friday: 15:00 - 18:00

Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00

Closed: 24. - 27. and 31.12.2020

Contact

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

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Dreggsalmening 3

In the city centre situated at Bryggen.

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Hordamuseet
Hordamuseet
Opening hours

Open by appointment only

Contact

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

E-mail: post@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

Old Bergen Museum is closed for the season 2020

The open air museum is accessible for walks all year round.

Contact

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

E-mail: post@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

Groups on request

Contact

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

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Lille Øvregate 38

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Damsgård Country Mansion
Damsgård Country Mansion
Opening hours

From 17.08.20: By appointment only

Visitors can visit only the garden.

Contact

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

E-mail: post@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: post@bymuseet.no

Adress: 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
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Opening hours

The Leprosy Museum is closed for the winter. Guided tours will be available from spring 2021.

Contact

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

E-mail: post@bymuseet.no

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

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