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Popsenteret

Schous kulturbryggeri | Trondheimsveien 2, bygg T, Oslo 0560, Norway
+47 22 46 80 20
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"Popsenteret, the surprisingly brilliant interactive museum of Norwegian pop (more than just A-ha, it turns out)." - Dixe Wills, The Guardian Popsenteret is Norway`s capital-based interactive museum of popular music. Our mission is to exhibit the vast history of Norwegian popular music and culture, with a particular focus on Oslo and its surrounding regions. The center makes use of cutting-edge audio-visual technology, amongst other things inviting guests to record in our studios, mix their own tracks and undertake album-cover photo shoots. Re-record famous songs by artists such as A-ha and make it your own. We also display some of the most sought-after and rare Norwegian music memorabilia spanning more than 100 years of popular music and pop-culture. Popsenteret is a must-visit for music fans of all ages. The center has four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, interactive experiences as well as do-it-yourself stations.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“free entry” (2 reviews)
“recording” (5 reviews)
“album” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Schous kulturbryggeri | Trondheimsveien 2, bygg T, Oslo 0560, Norway
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+47 22 46 80 20
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much fun, you should definately visit. 2 adults and our 16 year old daughter went along with our Oslo cards (free entry but definitely would have been worth our entrance fee), and we truly had so much fun. The best bit: -...More

1  Thank Charliev1970
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Some of the texts are only in Norwegian which is a shame but I had some fun playing around with different instruments. This place has some potential so I hope they will develop it further.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to go to this place because I wanted to learn about Norwegian pop culture. I got there at 11:07, not knowing the only English tour for the day was at 11. My fault. I was fine with it because I hadn't intended...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

This design must be aimed at Norwegian travellers as there was very little English! We were warned before we paid our 100 krone admission, but since we knew there were interactive activities we thought we'd give it a go. The exhibits were also nice to...More

Thank Rachel W
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It feels like a pity to give these guys a 2-rating. This could *so* easily have been a 4 or 5 star rating. The facilities are excellent. There's plenty to see, and it's dark, futuristic and cool; well-suited to the theme. There's a lot to...More

1  Thank Eivind K
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a real gem of a museum. It's a bit off-the-beaten-track, but definitely worth seeking out for a fun couple of hours. I had a really enjoyable visit. The interactive displays are very cleverly designed and many of them link together, to allow you...More

1  Thank DavidCJones
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great to see the history of music and to reminisce about the music from your childhood. Aha! Could have been here for hours if we had done the interactive creation of your own track, along with mixing and outfits. Unfortunately not much is in English,...More

Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

My sister and I went to this museum following some advice in the Internet and were excited about the decoration and history of pop music. We found a museum where absolutely none of the information despicting the exhibition was in English and we were not...More

1  Thank Ania L
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I visited myself on a Thursday afternoon. It was amazing. Very informative about pop culture and interactive. I spent 30minutes drumming myself also. The place is very interactive my only issue was that I wish I'd known about the interactive rooms in advance so I...More

1  Thank KatyBarron_
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This did not appear on the too of any on.ine lists, but it should. In a city filled with world class museums, this is amongst the best. It is informative, fun, interactive, good value and a little hard to find! Make your own recording complete...More

2  Thank Aroundth
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