Borgarsyssel Museum, Sarpsborg

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The Borgarsyssel Museum is a museum located at Sarpsborg in Viken county, Norway. The museum was named after Borgarsysla, the Old Norse name of Østfold county.
It was founded in 1921 and documents Østfold's cultural history from the Middle Ages. The open-air collection includes about twenty historic buildings. It is located at the site of the ruins of the Medieval St. Nicholas's Church, which was built during the reign of King Øystein (1103–1123).

Olaf's Chapel was built at the Borgarsyssel Museum as an exhibition hall for the Saint Olaf Jubilee (Olavsjubileet) in 1930.
Since 1947, the Borgarsyssel Museum has been the main county museum of Østfold. Since 1 January 2006 it has been a part of the Østfold Museum (Østfoldmuseet), which coordinates all museums in the county.
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  • Shows how one of Norways oldest cities has grown from the Vikings and up till today. A must to visit  more »
  • It's not the biggest place but very cosy. Here you can get som good info on how it was in the middle ages through the years and up to our age. Take the kids on a treasure hunt in Viking history...  more »
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  • Nice museum with information about old sarpsborg, also has a great tower giving a great view of sarpsborg and Borregaard and the waterfall
  • This is a Great visit. (Should get the full star score but I need to visit one more time when there's people and guides around)
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