A hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 1920s, Sagene was the most important industrial area in Oslo. Here, along the Akerselva river, industry grew rapidly, factories were established, and workers settled in housing nearby. If we walk around this area today, which traces of this history are still visible?

In this photo exhibition, older photographs from 100 years ago are mirrored with motifs from the same place in the year 2024. What has been preserved and what has disappeared? And what motifs do present Sagene residents think will be photographed in 2124? The motifs for the exhibition are selected in collaboration with the future residents - children and young people in the area.

The exhibition will be shown outdoors first at Gråbeinsletta and later at various locations in the Sagene area. Parts of the exhibition are also shown inside the Labour Museum.

The exhibition is part of this year's city jubilee, and is a collaboration between Bydel Sagene, Sagene Torshov historielag and the Museum of Oslo.

Photo: Beierbrua, 1929. Inger Marie Munch / Oslo Museum

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

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.


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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