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Midgard Historical Centre

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A relatively small but highly informative experience delivered by passionate, knowledgeable staff... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Thorrbjorn S
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Chester, United Kingdom
Fantastic hidden gem

This isn't the largest museum you can visit in Norway but if you find yourself in the area, I'd... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Paulaerwe
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Midgard Historical Centre is the centre for Vestfold’s Viking history. It is located with good view of the majestic Borre mounds, and here you can experience exhibitions, lectures, family activity days, festivals and much more. You can also visit...more
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Birkelyveien 9 | Borre, Horten 3184, Norway
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

There are a couple of parts to this place and they're all worth visiting. The centre has a really well laid out exhibition, with some amazing finds on display. The information is really interesting and I learned a few new things while we were there....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but great.Excellent presentation. Bow and arrow, axe throws, outdoor games and viking hall visit are included in the ticket. Overall great family experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

A relatively small but highly informative experience delivered by passionate, knowledgeable staff and situated next to incredibly historic burial mounds.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Nice exhibition, fantastic walk in the tranquil park with a great guide. Lots of interesting facts and a good overview of this areas Viking history. Well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2016

Hi Captain_KJ, Thanks for the positive review, we are happy you enjoyed your experience here! Just to let you know, we are planning some new temporary exhibtions for 2017, so if you come back sometime there will be something new to see. We would also...More

Reviewed August 31, 2016

This isn't the largest museum you can visit in Norway but if you find yourself in the area, I'd recommend visiting both it and the neighbouring burial mounds which are themselves one of the most historic sites in Norway. The staff at the museum are...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at Midgard Historic Centre. We came via public transport (Oslo to Skoppum train and then skoppum to Borre bus). There was the Viking Market when we visited and it definitely added to the day. The exhibition at the centre was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Hello Joanna H, Thank you for your visit and your positive review, we're very happy you liked it here! Of course, the Viking Market is an ideal time for a visit. It is a bi-annual event hosted by local Viking group Borre Vikinglag, and it...More

Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is just a small museum but there are many seasonal activities here. After visiting, one can walk to Borrehaugene or Gildehallen, or the old Borre church. I am on their e-mail list so that I know what they have to offer especially when they...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Jardar83, Markedskonsulent at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Hello atbnorway, Thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear you stay updated on our activities via our email list, and that you appreciate our activities. This year is the spectacular Nordic Viking Market, organized by Borre Vikinglag, which is bi-annual. The...More

Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum (Midgard Historical Centre in Borre) is actually in four parts. First you may want to see the exhibition, with many interesting findings from viking graves. Then you may want to go outside and try the viking playground. It offers a wide range of...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2016

Hi Tore, Thank you for your review. Yes, there is a lot to see here in the area, and in addition we also arrange various acitivity days, lectures and festivals which we warmly recommend. You are correct in your obsevation that the Viking Hall "Gildehallen"...More

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