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Museum Shuttle Bus
5014 Bergen
55 69 96 00

Museum Shuttle Bus

With Bergen’s only Museum Shuttle Bus you will discover the city’s heritage in just a few hours. On yourway you will see the beauty of Bryggen and the picturesque Sandviken, just 5 minutes by buss.

The ticket includes:
Entrance to the Hanseatic Museum, Schøtstuene and Norwegian Fisheries Museum, and shuttle bus service between the three museums.

Departure shuttle bus:
May and September: Daily, every half hour between 09:45 and 17:00. The last bus leaves from the Hanseatic Museum at 16.45 and from the Norwegian Fisheries Museum at 17.00.

June, July, August: Daily, every half hour between 09:45 and 18:00. The last bus leaves from the Hanseatic Museum at 17.45 and from the Norwegian Fisheries Museum at 18.00.

The Hanseatic Museum:
Visit one of Norways oldest museums (established in 1872) and experience an authentic, fascinating  Hanseatic history!  The Hanseatic Museum is a time travel through the history of Bryggen, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Hanseatic Museum is one of the oldest wooden houses at Bryggen and the only one with authentic interior. The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked. The Hanseatic League (‘Hanse’) was a German trading company that operated in the North and Baltic Sea regions for several centuries. Between approximately 1360 and 1761, Hanseatic merchants from Northern Germany were running an office in Bergen’s Bryggen district. Their trading business was mainly based on exporting stockfish from Northern Norway and importing grain from the Baltic countries.

The Hanseatic Museum and the Schøtstuene assembly rooms were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as parts of Bryggen, the oldest part of the city. Bryggen is also home to the last authentically preserved wooden buildings of the Hanseatic League whereof The Hanseatic Museum is one of the oldest and best-maintained trading houses. The typical “gård” construction style with its characteristic long rows of houses has remained until today. 

The Schøtstuene Museum, just behind Bryggen, shows the four assembly rooms and two kitchens from the Hanseatic period. Only in these buildings was open fire was permitted. Here the Hanseatic men had their hot meals and kept warm in winter. The buildings were also used for lessons, court sessions and festivities. 

The Norwegian Fisheries Museum:
Norway’s newest exhibitions about life along the coast and at sea.18th century wharfside warehouses with log timber walls hide an exciting and dynamic museum.

Dive deep into the fascinating history of the Norwegian coastand its fisheries, which have shaped modern Norway. Several rooms contain temporary exhibitions based on the museum’s rich collections of fishing boatengines, display of old building techniques, herring processing and the stockfish trade. In the two original merchant’s offices, you can see some of the best preservedwarehouse wall paintings in Bergen, and learn more about the story behind them.

The museum, two warehouses joined by covered bridges, are built out into thesea on wooden foundations, and the original canals between them have been recreated. All of the warehouses in Sandviken were like this in the 19th century,when the area was referred to as the “Venice of the North”.

The museum enjoys a beautiful waterside location and offers different outdoor activities. Rent a rowing boat for the whole family or let the children paddle a kayak in the canals around the museum.

Book your lunch at von Tangen:
The von Tangen restaurant at Norwegian Fisheries Museum serves tasty dishes from the sea accompanies by one of the best outdoor terraces and sea views in Bergen. Lunch can be booked in advance for NOK 195 and NOK 95 for children and consists of a von Tangen Fish soup, with bread and butter, coffee and cake.  The soup is available all day.

The ticket is valid for 48 hours. You can travel as many times as you like during that time.

Cancellation: No refund if canceled, but we can help you to change the date if required.

Bergen Card:
If you have a Bergen Card, you get a 10% discount. One discount per Bergen Card.

Children under 16 years old has free entry to the museums. Should you not wish to make use of the shuttle bus, you do not need to book tickets for the children. If you want to use shuttle the price is NOK 60 for children (6-15 years old) and tickets can be ordered online together with your adult ticket. Children under 6 years old are free.

  • Discounts

    • Bergen Card-English (10 % discount)
    • Bergen Card-German
    • Bergen Card-Norwegian (10% rabatt)
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