Get to know the story of the industrial revolution in Norway and Oslo through four different voices.

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.