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8 Museums to explore in Viken


Viken county takes its name from the historic region of Viken.

Borgarsyssel Museum
Borgarsyssel MuseumGamlebygata 8, 1721 Sarpsborg, Norway

The museum was named after Borgarsysla, the Old Norse name of Østfold county. Borgarsyssel Museum holds an extensive collection of artifacts and old objects from different periods of time. In addition, there are about 20 old buildings showing Østfold's history from medieval to the present time.

Drammen Museum
Drammen MuseumKonnerudgata 7, 3045 Drammen, Norway

Drammen Museum is located in the center of Drammen, on the southern side of the Drammen River. The museum has a large library, photographic collection, and archives covering the history of both Drammen and Buskerud. The Fine Art Collection consists primarily of Norwegian art and contains masterpieces from the 1800s.

Fetsund Booms
Fetsund BoomsLundveien 3, 1900 Fetsund, Norway

The Fetsund Booms are a Norwegian national cultural heritage monument, and they are preserved as an outstanding cultural heritage and a living museum with workshops for traditional crafts, cafes, and museum shops.

Fredriksten fortress
Fredriksten fortressGeneralveien 27, 1769 Halden, Norway

This Fortress was constructed by Denmark-Norway in the 17th century. The fortress is home to several museums and art exhibitions.

Gulskogen Manor
Gulskogen ManorNedre Eikervei 74, 3048 Drammen, Norway

Gulskogen Manor is a manor house that forms part of the Drammen Museum in Viken county. It houses historic furnishings and reproduction works of art.

Hallingdal Museum
Hallingdal MuseumMøllevegen 18, 3540 Nesbyen, Norway

It is one of the oldest open-air museums in Norway. The museum has 30 historic buildings and some 30,000 artifacts from the region of Hallingdal.

Henie Onstad Art Center
Henie Onstad Art CenterSonja Henies vei 31, 1311 Høvikodden, Norway

The art center was founded in 1968 by World and Olympic champion figure skater Sonja Henie and her husband. The art center is visited by around 100,000 people each year.

Norwegian Mining Museum
Norwegian Mining MuseumHyttegata 3, 3616 Kongsberg, Norway

Norwegian Mining Museum documents the history of the former Kongsberg Silver Mines. It represents the largest collection of native silver anywhere in the world.

Map of Museums to explore in Viken