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Bryggens Museum

Out of the dust and ashes

Bryggen, the old wharf in Bergen, is an exceptional example of a medieval district, and it has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In 1955 parts of Bryggen were ravaged by a fire, and during the subsequent excavations a huge number of objects were found that provide a vivid insight into commerce, shipping, handicrafts and everyday life in medieval times.

Bryggens Museum allows you to experience life in medieval Bergen, and the museum has been built over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen. The oldest buildings are from the 12th century, and the various finds have been left in the ground where they were found by the archaeologists. Bryggens Museum also hosts temporary art displays and themed exhibitions, and it is the starting place for Bryggen Guiding, which is a historic walk through Bryggen’s past that goes from Bryggens Museum through the old wooden buildings to the Hanseatic Museum.


On the website you can read more about the World Heritage site.

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	Photo: Regin Hjertholm

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Telephone:55 30 80 30
Address:Dreggsalm. 3
Postboks 4052
5835 Bergen

Opening hours


Adults NOK 80, students NOK 40, children free admittance.

Half price when visiting other Bergen City Museum arenas. Separate prices at events.

Bryggens Museum is closed: 23.-26. and 31. December 2015 and 1. January 2016, 25. - 27. March, 1st & 17th of May.

Gullskoen Museum Café:   Free entrance to the café. Tel. +47 47 97 95 86.

Museum shop. Tel. +47 47 97 95 85.

Bryggen Guiding 1.6 – 31.8: Daily guided walks, during summer season, from Bryggens Museum among the old wooden buildings at Bryggen to the Hanseatic Museum.

NOK 120, children free admittance.

Guided tours in: German 1000 / English 1100 and 1200 / Norwegian 1300.

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