Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum), Oslo

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Oslo Museum is a museum in Oslo dedicated to the history and culture of Oslo. It was formed in 2006 by the merger of Oslo City Museum, the Intercultural Museum and the Theatre Museum, which are now departments within Oslo Museum. A fourth museum, the Labour Museum, joined in 2013. The museum is headquartered at Frogner Manor in Frogner Park, together with two of its departments, the City Museum and the Theatre Museum.
City Museum, Intercultural Museum, and Theatre Museum joined forces to create the new museum as a consequence of the State Museum reform. The new museum foundation functioned under the working title "Capital Museum", but from December 2006, it adopted the name "Oslo Museum".
The museum consists of the following departments: Bymuseet, Theatre Museum, Intercultural Museum and Work Museum. City Museum and Theatre Museum are located at Frogner Manor in the outskirts of Frogner Park. Intercultural Museum is located in Grønland, address Tøyenbekken 5, while the Labour Museum is housed in Sagveien 28 on Sagene.
City MuseumThe City Museum, formerly Oslo City Museum, is the cultural history museum of Oslo City located in the former Aker Parish. The museum was founded 22 December 1905 by the "Old Christiania" Association. The leader was architect Fritz Holland until 1912. The museum is located at Frogner Manor in Frogner Park, where the first exhibition was opened in the main building in 1909.
Intercultural MuseumThe Intercultural Museum, formerly the International Cultural Center and Museum, is located in Grønland Culture Station, Tøyenbekken 5 in Oslo. The museum was started in 1990 by Bente Guro Møller and works to promote understanding and respect for cultural diversity. On the ground floor the museum has a permanent exhibition focusing on immigration history and cultural changes in Norwegian society. The gallery exhibits topical art from artists with immigrant backgrounds. In addition, the museum organizes seminars, concerts, lectures and discussion evenings. In 1999 the museum moved to Grønland Culture Station and the old prison cells were converted into a museum. The house includes an art gallery, concert hall, seminar rooms, and a culture workshop.
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  • Part of the museum has explanations with the free audioguide in French. It allows us to understand the history of Oslo: its inhabitants, its construction. Etc It is absolutely necessary to do it.
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  • On the Oslo pass. I did not get a very warm reception when I showed up, the person who gave me a ticket insisted I see the 1970s exhibit first before I had any other context. It was comprehensive and ...  more »
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  • Small but interesting overview of the city history. Free entrance every first Saturday. As it is The city museum I was hoping they have an old city map of Oslo like a poster for sale in the gift shop, they didn't. Nice sitting area outside in the courtyard, especially on a sunny day taking a break walking around the park
  • It was really fun for me to see this museum and learn more about Oslo's history... but I speak Norwegian.. for those who were with me that don't read Norwegian it was kind of bad, not enough information in English. That was a downer....
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