It was created by a split from Rennesøy municipality on 1 July 1884. The new municipality had a population of 1,309. On 1 January 1923 a group of outlying islands were separated from Mosterøy to form a separate municipality Kvitsøy. The split left Mosterøy with 745 inhabitants.
On 1 January 1965 Mosterøy was reunited with Rennesøy. Prior to the merger Mosterøy had a population of 817.
On Mosterøy is located Utstein Abbey, the best-preserved medieval monastery in Norway.
- Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway (1999). Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen.
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