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Welcome to our event venue Gjestestuene

Located at the Norwegain Museum of Cultural Heritage, Gjestestuene is an event venue in the Bygdøy area of Oslo. The event venue can be hired for all kinds of occasions. We arrange everything from gala dinners for conferences and meetings to romantic weddings.

Hire Gjestestuene to showcase Norwegian folklore and culture. Gjestestuene is set amongst a unique collection of authentic old buildings brought to the museum from locations around Norway. Our next door neighbour is a fantastic Stave Church from the 1200s. With such a unique location we excel at giving your guests a great taste of  Norwegian culture and history.

Gjestestuene itself is a 100 year old building in traditional style, designed by a famous Norwegian architect. Four rooms on two floors make up the venue. These are all served by our modern in-house kitchen; TG Catering. The kitchen is responsible for all food and drink served on the premises. You can rent the whole building and organize a totally exclusive event, or you can choose just a single room.

The facilities

Festsalen and The Blue Saloon are located on the first floor and are beautifully decorated with hand painted walls displaying floral and decorative elements. Festsalen can take up to 150 guests in a cinema set up, or 130 guests seated on oval tables for dinner or lunch. Festsalen also features standard meeting facilities such as projector, screen and wireless microphone set up,  together with free wifi. There is also a Bose music system that can be used for dancing after dinner

The Blue Saloon with soft furnishings, lead glass windows and a big open fireplace is included in the rental price for Festsalen. It seats around 40 guests.

The rooms Folkestuen and Østerdalsstua are located on the ground floor. Together they form an ideal base for smaller parties of approx 25 – 45 guests. Østerdalsstua is often used to serve coffee, drinks or a light lunch, while Folkestuen can be used for meetings or dinners.

Access and parking

Gjestestuene is located four kilometres from the centre of Oslo. Bus number 30 to Bygdøy runs in 10-minute intervals throughout the day, and at quarterly intervals at night. The nearest stop is called Kongsgården and is 150 meters away from our venue. Journey time from central Oslo is around 15 minutes. We also have private free parking for 20 cars or two tour buses. There is further ample parking outside the Norwegian Folk Museum nearby.

Festsalen event venue at Norwegian Folkmuseum