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Medieval exhibition

In St. Petri Church basement

20. Dec 2016 - 23. Feb 2017

Why was Stavanger an important city in the Middle Ages? What’s so special about King Magnus the Law-Mender’s National Law of 1274? What was it like being a child in the Middle Ages?

The exhibition Miserabiles Personae – Society’s Pitiable Persons – King Magnus the Law-Mender’s National Law of 1274 is on show in the basement of St. Petri Church during the period 22 October 2016–28 February 2017.

The National Law of 1274 was the first legislation to apply throughout all of Norway, and in the exhibition, it is presented by King Magnus himself, through a talking painting. The law applied to everyone, even the poor and most pitiable persons – miserabiles personae.

Here you can meet the medieval children Kristin and Magnus, who in a film tell about their everyday lives with family, schooling and work, also their dreams and worries. You can also join a guided tour and participate in projects and activities.

The exhibition at St. Petri is related to the exhibition 900 Years of Childhood, on show at the Norwegian Children’s Museum. It is produced through collaboration between the Norwegian Children’s Museum, the national-law project ‘Landslovprosjektet’/University of Bergen, St. Petri Church, and the young people’s theatre ‘Barne- og ungdomsteateret’.

Open every Thursday, 10 am–6 pm.

Last day: 23 February 2017

School classes and groups, please call (+47) 51 84 22 00