Intercultural Museum, Oslo

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The Intercultural Museum in Oslo, Norway, was founded in 1990 by Bente Guro Møller. It is located at Tøyenbekken 5, in an old police station in the district of Grønland at the eastern side of downtown Oslo. The Intercultural Museum is a migration museum, and is primarily concerned with the collection, preservation and dissemination of Norwegian immigration history.


Mass immigration is a relatively recent phenomenon in Norway, starting for real with the influx of Pakistani migrant workers in the 1970s. The Intercultural Museum was established as a response to the immigration and the cultural changes it entailed. It has received much attention for its pioneer work with the new minority groups in Norway. In 2006, it was selected as "Museum of the Year" by the Norwegian Museums Association.


Since 2006, the Intercultural Museum has been part of the Oslo Museum.


The museum is open daily (except Mondays), and offers free entry to the main exhibits and the gallery of contemporary art. It also offers guided tours around Grønland, the historical "transit area" in downtown Oslo and one of the most obviously multicultural districts in the city.
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  • They host activities for children, and have fabulous exhibitions, that are replaced frequently. I love to see how close they get into peoples lives. It is really touching. Free entry and people...  more »
  • I liked the museum. It gives you an overview of human being weakness points! It made me think about myself. I felt very connected to other people in the world when I saw they had some same...  more »
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  • What a gem of a place. A brilliant focus on prejudice and current environmental issues. We had a 10 year old in our group and he also enjoyed it. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Cherry on the top, entry is free and you can easily spend 2 hours here going through the interactive and thought provoking exhibits
  • Very nice place. They always have some exhibitions on cultural exchange ongoing. There was no entrance fee when I was here. The people are very kind and engaged. You can easily feel they to this not out of profession only, but also are passionate about it. The museum has a nice Café that invites for a little break. Everything including toilets is very clean.
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