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Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum

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Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
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A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc. illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages.

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

Bryggens Museum is built over the remains of the first settlement at Bryggen and allows you to experience life in the medieval Bergen. The oldest buildings are from the 12th century. The museum will in 2015 stage an exhibition on Bryggen’s runes from the Middle Ages as well as an exhibition featuring the paper artist Karen Bit Vejle.

Temporary exhibitions.

Souvenirshop, film and café.

Closed public holidays 1 and 17 of May

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Hours

5/18/2015 - 8/31/2015
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/1/2015 - 12/22/2015
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1/2/2015 - 4/2/2015
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4/6/2015 - 4/30/2015
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/2/2015 - 5/14/2015
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
Fri and Sat
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
12/27/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12/28/2015 - 12/30/2015
Mon, Tue and Wed
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum - Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum

Bryggen, the old wharf in Bergen, is an exceptional example of a medieval urban area, and it has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In...

Bryggens Museum - Bergen City Museum

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