Oslo Museum is a museum of cultural history focusing on the history of Oslo, covering city history and urban development, labour history, theatre history and cultural diversity. Visitors are welcome to our locations in the Frogner Park, at Grønland and at Sagene.
Oslo Museum was established in 2006 as an association of three formerly independent museums: the Museum of Oslo, the Theatre Museum, and the Intercultural Museum. The Labour Museum was established in 2013 as a part of Oslo Museum.
Today, Oslo Museum is open to the public at three locations: Frogner (The Museum of Oslo and the Theatre Museum), Grønland (the Intercultural Museum), and Sagene (the Labour Museum). We offer historical city walks around town as well.
An important goal for Oslo Museum is to bring together the whole city of Oslo, as well as to be a knowledge repository for city history and an attractive and relevant meeting place. The museum offers a variety of exhibitions, guided city walks, family events, talks and lectures in addition to facilitated visits for schools and seniors.
The museum holds one of the biggest photography collections in the country, as well as a large collection of paintings, including Oslo-related portraits, and a rich collection of artefacts.
Oslo Museum is mainly funded by the municipality of Oslo and the Ministry of Culture and Equality. The museum also receives project funding from various public bodies and private foundations.
In 2019, Oslo Museum was named Museum of the year by the Norwegian museum association. In 2023, the museum was granted Oslo’s Dementia award for its many years of work with including people with dementia and facilitating museum visits for this group.
Oslo Museum manages one of the country's largest photo collections as well as a large collection of paintings and Oslo portraits and a rich collection of artefacts.