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Guided tours at Schøtstuene and Bryggen

What do you really know about the Hanseatic period? Our tours give you a unique insight into the merchant’s everyday life and work at Bryggen. Learn about the story of Bryggen and the German merchants that made Bergen a European trading hub!

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, lectures, 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!

Daily guided tours from 15 June - 15 August 2021

Guided tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1 September - 31 May

Price: NOK 130 for adults, NOK 110 for students and children free.

Maximum 12 people per guided tour.

We are of course concerned that everyone who visits the museum will have a safe and good experience, and take into account the infection control measures that apply at all times. All visitors must use disinfectant as directed upon arrival and keep at least 1 meter away.
The ticket can be pre-ordered at hanseatisk@museumvest.no or tel. 53 00 61 10


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The Hanseatic Museum has moved due to restoration

We have moved The Hanseatic world to Schøtstuene, which serves as a venue for new exhibitions, and to Bryggen. At Schøtstuene we will continue to share the Hanseatic history, as well as the exciting restoration process from The Hanseatic Museum's building, Finnegården 1a.


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 nearly 150 years, extensive restoration will be underway from October 1st 2018 until spring 2024.
Due to major injuries, the wooden foundation must be replaced and the historic building must 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 NOK 337.9 million.
Where can you visit The Hanseatic Museum during the restoration?
As The Hanseatic Museum in Finnegården can not 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 1938. Schøtstuene consists of four living rooms and two cook houses.
In the new exhibitions at Schøtstuene, the audience will gain new insights into the Hanseatic's life and history at Bryggen, as well as an opportunity to follow the restoration process. A unique medieval ruin, sheltered under Schøtstuene, has been made available to the public through its own exhibition through a glass floor. There is also a temporary ticket office and introductory exhibition at Bryggen, 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 all our visitors the opportunity to experience one of Bryggens oldest and best preserved houses with original interior from the Hanseatic era. The museum building will have a new reception and shop on the first floor. On the second and third floor, the Hanseatic's life and history will continue to be communicated through new Exhibitions.