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Sentrum History Museum

St. George's Hospital tended to people with leprosy for more than 500 years, and this unusual museum is now a memorial to the thousands who suffered from the disease as well as a testament to Norway's contribution to leprosy research. The building is surprisingly beautiful, especially the main ward with its tiny examining rooms and the hand-carved wood of the chapel. Many Norwegian doctors have been recognized for their efforts against leprosy, particularly Armauer Hansen, who discovered the leprosy bacteria, and after whom Hansen's disease is named.

History Museum

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Kong Oscars gt. 59
Bergen, Vestland  5017, Norway

55–30–80–37

bymuseet.no/museum/lepramuseet/

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NKr 120, Closed early Sept.--mid-May

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