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Midgard Historical Centre

Birkelyveien 9 | Borre, Horten 3184, Norway
+47 33 07 18 50
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A relatively small but highly informative experience delivered by passionate, knowledgeable staff... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Thorrbjorn S
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Chester, United Kingdom
Nice exhibition, fantastic walk in the park

Nice exhibition, fantastic walk in the tranquil park with a great guide. Lots of interesting facts... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Captain_KJ
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Asgardstrand, Norway
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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 The Viking Hall, located about 200 metres from the Midgard Centre. The Viking Hall is a mighty mead hall constructed to give an impression of the great halls that once stood tall in the landscape of Borre.
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“viking age” (2 reviews)
“burial mounds” (2 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
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Birkelyveien 9 | Borre, Horten 3184, Norway
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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

Thank Thorrbjorn S
Reviewed 22 November 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

Thank Captain_KJ
Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 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 31 August 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

Thank Paulaerwe
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank Joanna H
Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 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 25 March 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

Thank atbnorway
Jardar83, Markedskonsulent at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 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 4 August 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

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Jardar83, Marketing consultant at Midgard Historical Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 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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