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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, disovered and produced, and what they are used for. The museum also provides informastion about technological advances and the way petroleum influences Norwegian society. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits illustrate everything from everyday life offshore to technology and dramatic incidents. The curious cat Petro serves as a guide through the museum's science centre.The museum was designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, and is an attraction in itself. Its architecture is a scenographic interpretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape and the offshore oil installations. Architechtural reviews have said that there is hardly a building in Norway which signals its function as obviously as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The museum was opened in 1999.
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  • Average7%
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“oil industry” (112 reviews)
“oil rig” (34 reviews)
“oil exploration” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
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+47 51 93 93 00
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"oil rig"
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"oil exploration"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We popped in here as we had some time to kill before our fjord cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It gives you a really good insight into how the oil industry has helped shape Norway into the nation it is now and the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It deserves a visit. Very interesting to know more about oil & gas industry, specially exploration & production, but also about how and why it is so important for Norwegian economy. It is very pedagogical and well done to understand properly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum for families, our boys 5 and 9 also had a blast. Good mix of things to read and interactive media. Very good!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never thought I would be fascinated by oil history, but this museum was actually really interesting. They had so many great things to see and do. I also think it would be good for young children as there were a lot of interactive...More

Thank Kat D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone who works in the oil industry, I'm perhaps a little biased as to how interesting a museum this is - but I would certainly recommend it to all ages. Really well thought out layout. Layers and layers of interaction to engage (and keep...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the subject doesn't passionate you, the museum is really interessant and interactive. Everything is in english and norwegian. Nice for children as well !

Thank Francine R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here due to rain but were pleased we did. Once you purchase a ticket you can come and go through the day as you please. The exhibits are very informative even for people who work in the oil industry like my husband. There...More

Thank Janulik
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Norsk/ Norwegian Det er kjempe gøy i juletider fordi da kommer pepperkake byen og det er kjempe gøy og se på. Måten museet er bygget på representerer strålende hvordan en olje plattform er. Kjempe kule utstillinger og kult lekerom for de minste. 5 / 5...More

Thank thechampgaming123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit especially if the weather is abit bleak. Explains the rise of the oil industry from the 60’s to modern day and the impact on Norwegians and their families. Some interactive displays. Pleased I didn’t miss this out

Thank Melanie A
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This was a random find for us but didn’t disappoint. It’s both educational and interesting as it had some interactive elements that you can interact with. It doesn’t take too long to visit this place but if you’re interested in oil rigs etc I would...More

Thank HappyHajara
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andreasexton72
May 8, 2018|
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Response from ade55 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is walkable in Stavanger
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Mădălina C
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Siri V | Property representative |
There are no audioguides, but as the others have answered, you do not need that. There are paperguides in 11 Languages and everything is texted in English.
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February 28, 2016|
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A 15 years old will still count as A child, your 18 year old starting university as student. Welcome to visit us.
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