On the 31 May 1995, the Womens’ Museum was opened by Her Majesty the Queen with much pomp and circumstance. It is the first of its kind in Norway, and was granted status as a national museum in 1997. The museum’s responsibilities lie in documenting womens’ lives and work in the cultural history of Norway, up until and into our own age.
The museum wants to be a driving force, inspiring the rest of Norway’s museums to take better care of and relate more actively the history of the women of Norway than they do today. The museum creates new thematic exhibitions each year. Rolighed is also home to a large number of seminars, concerts and other cultural events. The building also includes a café, offices and magazines.