I have been down to Gamle Bergen a few times, but have not been there when the history museum has technically been “open”. Gamle Bergen is an open-air museum with more than 40 buildings that are indicative of what Bergen looked like in the 18th and 19th century. When the museum is “open”, people are dressed for the times and have food representing old Bergen (gamle=old in Norwegian). I have twice found myself walking around Gamle Bergen late on a Sunday morning, hence why nothing is open.
Gamle Bergen sits inside a walled area littered with cobblestone streets. Evidently, many of the homes were placed in the same area so the museum would not be a long adventure around town, but could be seen in a short amount of time. I am not one who cares for history that has been moved or reconstructed, but since I do understand the purpose behind it, it didn’t really bother me.
In order to take the guided tour, it costs around 50 NOK (or $10). I personally feel like strolling the area on a non-busy day alone is a better way to grasp how Norwegians lived during this time rather than taking a guided tour (only because the internet can provide the information one is seeking if they are interested). But, in reality, I haven’t taken the tour, so I can’t not recommend it :)
For more information about Gamle Bergen, click HERE.