The Apartment Building

The 19th Century Apartment Building from Wessels gate 15 in Oslo contains eight period interiors and three exhibitions

In 1998 OBOS – Oslo Cooperative Housing Cooperation – offered Norsk Folkemuseum Wessels gate 15, an old three-storey brick building from down town Oslo. Wessels gate 15 was built in 1865, and was very typical for the residential quarters in the older parts of Oslo.

Wessels gate is situated between the West End and the East End of Oslo and used to be an area occupied be the middle class, or rather petit bourgeoisie, mostly shopkeepers, craftsmen and employees with some upper middle class and some working class elements.


The Apartements

Exhibitions