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Ål Stave Church Museum


Ål stave church was built at the end of the 12th century, and is considered to be one of the most interesting medieval buildings in Norway. The church, which was demolished in 1880, was richly decorated, and the museum has preserved planks showing several types of decoration. The pearl of the museum is a copy of the famous west portal. The richly-decorated Choir ceiling is now part of the Middle-Ages exhibition at the Museum of History in Oslo. Just beside the Stave Church Museum can be seen the site of the old stave church, with its wall.