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Old Bergen

Visit 19th century Bergen

In the 19th century, Bergen was Europe’s largest city consisting of wooden houses, and its busy, steep and densely built-up streets, squares and alleyways gave it a unique character. There are also few large towns and cities that have experienced as many major fires as Bergen has. The appearance of the city has changed on many occasions, often amidst great drama. At other times old houses have been replaced by new buildings and major redevelopments.


But Bergen has also taken care of its historic past. Old Bergen is a reconstructed town with approx. 50 wooden houses from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Here you will find private homes from various periods, as well as a number of shops and workshops. Countless rooms and objects bring the city’s history through the generations to life. 

A visit to Old Bergen provides some answers as well as a breath of nostalgia. Actors make the stories come to life. How could life in Bergen have been 150 years ago? What did it look like? What did people talk about? In beautiful surroundings you may meet both landlords and servants from times past.


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	Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Photo: Regin Hjertholm


Telephone:47 97 95 76
Address:Nyhavnsveien 4
5042 Bergen

Opening hours

Entrance fee 2016:

Adult NOK 100,-

Student NOK 50,-

Children free of charge.

Half price when visiting other Bergen City Museum arenas.Groups by appointment. Events separate prices.

In the museum shop you can find tradtional cinnamon buns, icecream, soft drinks, coffe, candy, books, postcards and souvenirs.

Closed 17th May.

Transport: Bus no. 3, 4, 5, 6 or 83 from the city centre (7 min.) Bus stop: Nyhavnsveien.

Contact our museum shop on tel +47 47 97 95 76 or e-mail:

Restaurant Gamle Bergen Tracteursted:

A la carte restaurant open from 12th June - 14th August - 12:00 - 17:00, closed Mondays.

Gamle Bergen Museum can offer actors to give an introduction to the history of the museum house in different forms. 

E-mail:, Telephone: 932 35 640

Catering company: Søtt og salt, phone:+ 47 40 00 37 13, e-mail:

Open fire and barbecues are not allowed on the premises.


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