Take your children on a journey through time and space. Follow in the footsteps of kings and queens. Experience medieval treasures, cannons and eerie dungeons.
When you are visiting Bryggens Museum, you can solve puzzles and go on a treasure hunt in the exhibition Under Ground every day. Feel free to join our drawing competition! Free activity booklet and maybe a smaill prizereward for children.
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People have lived for almost 1000 years at Bryggen in Bergen. Under ground here archaeologists have found many objects telling the story of life here in the Middle Ages. What toys do you think they had to play with? How you think being a child in the Middle Ages is different from today? Join us for a guided tour to learn about the children who lived on Bryggen a long time ago. Learn to write your name with runes. Duration 45 to 60 minutes. Suitable for children 8-12 years old.
Come and see the hall of the king himself! Hundreds of knights and royal dignitaries celebrated weddings and coronation ceremonies here for hundreds of years. How high do you think the roof is? In the lower storey, we see where the king’s scribes sat writing with their quills, and the king once kept his treasure trove in the cellar!
At Rosenkrantz Tower, you can make your way up steep stairwells from room to room, through chambers and parlours where the princes and princesses of the Middle Ages lived. In the cellar, you can see the dark and eerie dungeon, and almost right at the top, you find the cannons, ready to be fired against pirates and enemies who were trying to capture Bergen. In Norwegian only.
Have you heard the stories of those who lived at Bergenhus Fortress a long, long time ago? Kings, queens, princes and princesses lived here and the area was called Holmen. Over 750 years ago, a magnificent royal palace was built here, and some of the buildings still stand here. Do you want to see and hear more? Then you can join a walk in the Rosenkrantz Tower and go through steep stairs and the king’s rooms before you hear a little fairy tale about the king who built it.
In Norwegian only.