Leprosy Museum – St. George’s Hospital

Leprosy Museum, inside
Leprosy Museum, inside.
Photo: Bergen Guide. Copyright: Bergen Guide.

In the Middle Ages, St. George’s was a hospital for lepers. The present-day buildings date back to the beginning of the 18th century. Norwegian doctors – and in particular Armauer Hansen who gave his name to another term for leprosy “Hansen’s disease” – are well-known for their struggle against leprosy. The museum exhibits the Bergen Collection of the History of Medicine and a presentation of Norway’s contribution to leprosy research.

Guided tours on request on site, highly recommended

St. Jorgen’s Church is a part of this leprosy museum.

Situated in the center of Bergen, walking distance from the Fish Market.

You may also be interested in St. Jorgen’s Church

Norwegian name: Lepramuseet Bergen.
Location: Center of Bergen.
Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59
Telephone: +47 55 55 20 00.

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