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Guided tours at Schøtstuene and Bryggen

Our tours give you a unique insight into the hanseatic merchant’s everyday life and work at Bryggen. Learn about the story of Bryggen and Hanseatic merchants who made Bergen a European trading hub! The guided tour is included in the museum ticket. 


The Hanseatic Bryggen

Visiting The Hanseatic Museum, Schøtstuene gives you an idea of the life and work of Hanseatic merchants on Bryggen from 1360 to 1761!

We offer guided tours, treasure hunts and activities for all ages. In our garden you may enjoy a packed lunch in a historically significant environment. Schøtstuene lets you explore the life of the Hanseatic merchants, and the assembly rooms they inhabited as a part of the Hanseatic history.

Guided tours start at Schøtstuene and continue through the narrow passageways of the World Heritage Site Bryggen. Tours end outside Bredsgården, where our museum gift shop is located. Here you will find items, books and historical images connected to Bergen and the Hanseatic history.

Explore Bryggen and discover its secrets with us!

We offer guided tours as follows:
1 - 15 September 2023 - Book your ticket here!
12:00 Norwegian
13:00 English
14:00 Norwegian- for families with children (Sat/Sun)
15:00 English
16 September - 23 December - on Saturdays and Sundays - Book your ticket here!
12:00 Norwegian
13:00 English
14:00 Norwegian- for families with children

Duration: Approx. 40 minutes

Meeting point: Schøtstuene, Øvregaten 50

Adults: NOK 150 (24.6.-15.09)  | NOK 120 (15.5.-23.6.) 
Students: NOK 60
Children up to 18 years are free.

The ticket includes a guided tour. 


The Hanseatic Museum - Finnegården is being restored

 Restoration of the museum’s largest object – the Finnegården museum building

Why is the museum being restored?
The museum's main building, Finnegården, was built in 1704 and has been a museum since 1872. It is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and after 150 years, extensive restoration will be underway from October 2018 until 2027.
Due to major injuries, the wooden foundation must be replaced and the historic building has to be raised to prevent future damage.This is a lengthy process, as the restoration work and the result will reflect the time period it was created. The new building will be a true copy of today's facade. The restoration project has a budget of nearly NOK 340 million.
Where can you visit The Hanseatic Museum during the restoration?
As The Hanseatic Museum itself in Finnegården can't be visited during the restoration process, we have moved our offer to Schøtstuene (Øvregaten 50). These were the assembly halls of the Hanseatic merchants at Bryggen, and have been part of The Hanseatic Museum since 1939. The museum of Schøtstuene consists of four living rooms and two cook houses.
In the exhibitions at Schøtstuene, the audience will gain insights into the Hanseatic's life and history at Bryggen, as well as an opportunity to follow a little bit of the restoration process. A unique medieval ruin, sheltered under Schøtstuene, has been made available to the public through its own exhibition and through a glass floor. There is also a ticket office at Bryggen 33, where the museum shop is open.
What will the “new” Finnegården be like after the restoration?
The museum will offer new facilities better adapted to wheelchair users. The purpose is to give our visitors the opportunity to experience one of Bryggen's oldest and best preserved houses with original interior from the Hanseatic era. The museum building will have a reception and shop on the ground floor. On the first and second floor, the Hanseatic's life and history will continue to be communicated through new exhibitions.