Constructed over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen, Bryggens Museum introduces visitors to everyday life in the harbor during medieval times. Parts of the dock were destroyed by fire in 1955, and excavations at that time revealed a number of objects that offer insights into trade, shipping, and medieval crafts. Take a walk through Bryggen's past, which starts at the museum and continues through historical alleys and courtyards lined with old wooden buildings, all the way to the Hanseatic Museum. The oldest buildings date back to the 12th century. Check out the exhibit on runes and the Viking boat. Put Bryggens Museum into our Bergen day trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bergen.
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This museum was smaller than we expected, yet it is very complete and allows to understand very well what Bryggen is, its evolution and the somewhat complex relationship between the residents of...
This museum was smaller than we expected, yet it is very complete and allows to understand very well what Bryggen is, its evolution and the somewhat complex relationship between the residents of... more »
This museum was fantastic. We walked down into the basement and saw the excavation as found. The history is fascinating. I learned a lot by speaking to a member of staff who was very knowledgeable...
This museum was fantastic. We walked down into the basement and saw the excavation as found. The history is fascinating. I learned a lot by speaking to a member of staff who was very knowledgeable... more »
The least educational museum I've visited in quite some time. Due to renovations, the top floor was closed, which left only one floor and an antechamber open for visitation. While the artifacts were interesting, the lack of any description or narrative for those items left them devoid of much meaning.
Nice museum. It was undergoing some construction work when I visited so not everything was on display and there were other things that were clearly coming soon. When you arrive you are given a description of all the artefacts in your language. There are some signs up in both Norwegian and English. It's not a huge museum, an hour or two is probably more than sufficient to look around.
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