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Bergen by Day: Museums

KODE
Place type: ART
Nordahl Bruns gate 9, Rasmus Meyers allé 3-9

KODE is one of Scandinavia's largest museums for art and music. It has a unique combination of art museums and composers' homes, of visual art, historical objects, concerts and parklands. KODE stewards almost 50,000 objects that can be experienced in four museum buildings in Bergen city centre, as well as historic buildings in the district.

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  • Walking dist: 6 min
  • Price: Medium
Old Bergen
Place type: HISTORICAL TOWN
Nyhavnsveien 4

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.
The area has a calm atmosphere and the museum at the location provides guided tours. Make sure you try the specialty; Skillingsbolle.

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  • Walking dist: 60 min
  • Price: Low
Leprosy Museum
Place type: MEDICINE
Kong Oscars gate 59

An interesting insight of how leprosy sufferers were isolated in these hospitals and yet treated with dignity and respect. The hospital even has its own church in which the patients could worship. Each patient's cell had moving accounts of their everyday life, hopes and fears. Well worth a visit but nevertheless a sobering experience.

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  • Walking dist: 7 min
  • Price: Low
The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Place type: HISTORY
Finnegaarden 1a

The Hanseatic Museum is situated centrally on Bryggen in Bergen. The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked.
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.

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  • Walking dist: 15 min
  • Price: Medium