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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  • I have been prowd of this place for all my life, but these last yeara they have locked everything up. I used to play there ad a child. Learn about our town more than 1000 yeara old, but now im not...  more »
  • Very interesting exhibition on Sarpsborg's history, from the Viking Age (and even earlier) to date. Great overview of the town from the tower. Furthermore, the "1000-year path" leads you through...  more »
  • 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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