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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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“oil industry”(122 reviews)
“oil rig”(35 reviews)
“oil exploration”(22 reviews)
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...more
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited here with my family and found best oil museum in the world. Stavanger is a great place to live and visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly enjoyed this museum. It rather is an educational centre. Loved the many models, interactive video screens and experiments. It teaches you not only the technological part of the oil industry, but also how it has transformed Norway as a society. Nice and helpfull...More

Thank thetravelbee58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers a deep overview into the energy industry, as well as its history, future and challenges. We were pleasantly surprised by the regular English guided tours, which were led by knowledgeable staff with actual experience in the industry, giving the commentaries a personal...More

Thank Foodprints
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From dinosaurs to deep water rigs the Norwegian Petroleum Museum has it all. Especially interesting is a short film about what the effect of discovering oil had on the local populace.

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend a rainy day in Stavanger and believe me there are plenty of them. Explanation of the Norwegian oil adventure and how the live on the riggs was and still is. Very informative and explained in a way also small teenagers understand...More

Thank Carsten S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a short-film that plays in a room across-left from the entrance every 15 minutes or so. It is about a man going to visit his dad who used to work in the oil industry. It's actually quite historical and I found it to...More

Thank iamapizza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, staff were informative, enthusiastic and friendly. Told us everything that was going on throughout the day so we didn't miss anything and the best route to take through the museum. It was so interesting, loads of info, displays and interactive stuff. Give...More

Thank claireandchris164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fun museum with movies, large displays and some hands-on areas. We learned quite a bit and had fun, too. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Stavanger.

Thank Ocean_Girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited at the beginning of September 2018 with my husband. Though I would have been bored but I was wrong. Very interesting museum and exhibits. Well worth a visit!

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July 2018 we spent a couple of fascinating hours at this museum. The exhibits are all encompassing in their interpretations. We especially enjoyed the hands on displays and film presentations. We learned much about modern day Norway. A great place for the whole family!

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May 8, 2018|
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Response from ade55 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is walkable in Stavanger
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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.
February 28, 2016|
Response from Siri V | Property representative |
A 15 years old will still count as A child, your 18 year old starting university as student. Welcome to visit us.