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