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Akerselva – a unique outdoor museum – now with a guide via your mobile

Did you know that they produced hats, paper, brushes, radios, yeast, nails, sail cloth, Solo and much else here along Akerselva? That the river could turn blue? Or that we had child labor in Norway? Life along the Akerselva was unique and now you can follow the entire history of industry from the 18th century until our time - via your mobile. - As you walk, you get the right story in the right place - right in your ear, says conservator Dag Andreassen from Teknisk Museum.

Akerselva digitally - guiding for everyone

– We want everyone who lives and visits Oslo to experience Akerselva’s unique cultural heritage landscape, in what is a continuous outdoor museum through the city, says Andreassen.

– With the app on the mobile, the stories are available to everyone and the tourists are automatically guided along the way. The right story is read out in the right place – right in the ear, he smiles proudly. He further explains that they have uses the location technology (GPS) found on the mobile for this.

Experiences along Akerselva for the whole family

Arrangements have been made for lovely nature experiences along the Akerselva, modern hiking trails meander between illuminated ponds with fish, old bridges, and beautiful buildings in both brick and wood. Well-known companies such as Tandberg, Ringnes, Jordan, Vulkan, Lilleborg and Aker Mekaniske verksted started their history here.

90 stories along Akerselva - on your mobile

With mobile guide - at your own pace

– If you walk along Akerselva, you will get an 8 km long adventure tour, with as many as 90 historical points that tell about the unique industrial history up to our time. In education, you see parks, cafes and cultural facilities. The app tells in Norwegian, but more languages will be added eventually, says Dag, adding that the app is free to download.

Collaboration with Oslo Museum

-The audio guide with pictures and text has been developed by the Technical Museum and the City Museum / Arbeidermuseet ( Oslo museum ), with support from the Cultural Council. The work already started in 2011. For several reasons, we needed an external actor to create the app, informs Dag, who says that the museum is satisfied with the Voice Of Norway app.

Conservator Dag Andreassen from a previous marathon guiding along the Akerselva River. You can now hear these stories in the app.

Guiding available to everyone via app

– With the app, guiding becomes available to everyone, when it suits the tourists. In addition, we avoid large gatherings of people in the same place, he concludes.

For children

Guiding for children along Akerselva - with app

-With the mobile in hand, the children can see pictures, check the map and hear the story at the right place, says Jan Hogne Christiansen.

It is Borgny who conveys stories from the old days along Akerselva to the children. You can read more about it here .

Tips
The app is free to download and available for all types of smartphones. You can download the tour “Akerselva – a museum through the city” in a Wi-Fi zone before you go, so you don’t have to use mobile data.

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