An entrepreneur, a maiden, a factory worker and a political agitator tell the story of the industrial revolution in Oslo and Sagene. Although the four different people played important roles in their own way, their work was very diverse. They represent different walks of life and different aspects of the industrial heyday and its history.

The industrial revolution in Norway took place by the river Akerselva from the mid-1840s. At Sagene and in Nydalen, Norway’s first textile factories were established. The exhibition aims to convey this story through the people who worked at these factories, lived in the area and experienced the industrial revolution themselves.

Photo: Leif Ørnelund / Oslo Museum


Get more out of your visit with an audio guide. The audio guide is free and available in Norwegian and English.

Download the Useeum app on your phone. Bring your own headphones. Search for "Arbeidermuseet" in the app to access the audio guide.
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Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4pm

Opening hours during holidays

Adults: NOK 60,-
Children and youth (under 26): Free admission

Free admission for one person accompanying a person with a disability.


Address: Sagveien 28
Take tram 11, 12 or 18 to Biermanns gate

Murbygninger på venstre og høyre side. Arbeidermuseet i midten.
Labour Museum

The Labour Museum is set in idyllic surroundings, in the former industrial area by the Akerselva river. Here, you can experience Oslo’s labour history and learn about the industrial adventure that unfolded along the river.

Your visit to the museum can be combined with a visit to our pleasant gift shop, and a cup of coffee with a Norwegian waffle at the cultural café Hønse-Lovisas hus. 

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