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St George's Church, Bergen (Norwegian: Sankt Jørgen kirke) is a historic church of the Church of Norway in Bergen Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. This is also the site of the Leprosy Museum (Lepramuseet). Although it is no longer regularly used, it is one of the churches in the Bergen domprosti parish which is part of the Bergen domprosti (arch-deanery) in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The green, wooden church was built in a cruciform style in 1706 using designs by an unknown architect. The church seats about 125 people.
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This is an amazing museum! The building is beautiful and the staff is kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. The history is very sad, but it's interesting. There is a lot to read, but it's not overwhelming. Despite the purpose of the building, the museum is peaceful. Make sure you see the church; it's beautiful!
Very interesting; highly recommended if you are interested in 'dark tourism'. The stories about individual patients are especially interesting. Knowledge of Norwegian is certainly recommended, although you can carry around a copy of explanations in English.
The place was shut for the season y would like to visit after all y read the building was interesting anyway
The experience is really lacking in terms of the visual. Unless I'm deeply interested in carpentry or the size of a patient's room, it's pretty boring. However, it's really quiet and I really enjoyed taking the time to take it in. The reading material they provide is fantastic, that was my favorite part. The history of the hospital, of Leprosy, that was highly absorbing. Skip the museum, buy a book on the history.
The place is nothing special, if you're into weird stuff like me, you may find it interesting.
An informative, sobering experience. Provides insights into the lonely, misunderstood circumstances of those that were afflicted. Also explores the long history & debate on cause & treatment.
Really interesting museum if a little gory in places, the illustrations of symptoms are quite graphic. Inside the church is really lovely.
A fantastic museum that walks you through the history of leprosy in Norway, starting as a simple hospital, becoming a large community in the 1700s, and finally closing its doors in the 1900s. This museum has it all: a great architectural history, a bit of medical history, and, of course, tours and information available in both English and Norwegian.
Quite a bit of interesting information regarding an important part of Bergen history. I went there by chance but ut was worth my time.