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The Hanseatic Museum is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style and shows the life of the Hanseatic merchants.
The Hanseatic Museum is situated centrally on Bryggen in Bergen. The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked.
From 1350 to 1750 these merchants traded stockfish and grains from their office in Bergen. The museum was opened in 1872 and has two trading houses, one facing the sea and one in back of the tenement. You may walk through this building from 1704, the only house on Bryggen which has kept its original interior.
Walking for five minutes to the other side of Bryggen, you will find Schøtstuene next to St. Mary’s Church. These rooms were assembly halls for the Hanseatic merchants during winter time. Due to the danger of fire, Schøtstuene were placed separately behind the other office buildings. In winter hot meals were served here. The buildings were also used for teaching and as courtrooms, meeting rooms and party rooms. The museum consists of three assembly rooms and a kitchen.
The entrance ticket is valid for both the Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.
Please note that the opening hours for Schøtstuene are:
January - April: Sundays at 11-15
May and September: daily at. 9-17
June, July and August: daily at. 9-18
October - December: closed due to renovation
For opening hours at the Hanseatic Museum, please see below.
ONLINE BOOKING IN SUMMER (1 MAY - 15 SEPTEMBER):
In the period 1 May to 15 September you get the Museum shuttle buses between the Hanseatic Museum & Schøtstuene and Norwegian Fisheries Museum included in your ticket. The ticket includes admission to the 3 museums. The ticket can be purchased online and are valid for 48 hours.
Mai & sept: You can buy only an entrance ticket to the Hanseatic Museum after 14.45.
June, July & August: You can buy only an entrance ticket to the Hanseatic Museum after 15.45.
Children under 16 years travels for free with the Museum Shuttle bus and has free entry to the museums.
ONLINE BOOKING IN WINTER (16 SEPTEMBER - 30 APRIL):
The entrance ticket to The Hanseatic Museum & Schøtstuene in the period can be bought online here. No refund in case of cancellation, but we can change the date on your ticket if necessary. Your email confirmation is your ticket. Bring a printed copy or show it on your mobile device.