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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Way better than I thought!

This far exceeded our expectations. Very well done and worth the money to go. If you have children... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Jori T
Eden, Utah
via mobile
You must visit this, while in Stavanger

I had some time to waste on my last day in Stavanger. Me and my baby son visited this place, and I... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Gina H
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oil industry” (108 reviews)
“oil rig” (34 reviews)
“oil exploration” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This far exceeded our expectations. Very well done and worth the money to go. If you have children you could spend half a day here. I know mine would have loved it both big and small.

1  Thank Jori T
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I had some time to waste on my last day in Stavanger. Me and my baby son visited this place, and I was surprised that a baby could enjoy a petroleum museum that much. I guess he would have been even more amused if the...More

1  Thank Gina H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having been to Stavanger a few times and having walked past this place we decided on our next trip we would visit. I was a bit dubious as I thought it wouldn't be very interesting but I was very surprised, I really enjoyed myself. Lots...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a modern museum that really gives a great history of the oil discovery and industry in Norway. It is interactive and child-friendly. Though as a young adult couple, we also enjoyed it thoroughly! English accessible and definitely worth a visit!

Thank jmk_girl
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We simply got to the museum late in the day and really wish we could have spent more time. It lays out the oil history of Norway and the films are excellent. If you have only a day in Stavanger do not miss this museum.

1  Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum and attractive for kids and adult to watch the Norwegian petroleum history. I spent 3 hours and found very interesting experience to look at such great history.

1  Thank Bandar A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Despite its rather bland name, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum is absolutely fascinating! Just about every way to engage audiences of all ages are tried, invariably successfully, and we came away much more knowledgeable about oil, and the way it has transformed Norwegian society - to...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a fantastic museum for all ages. A very pertinent and complicated subject. A hands on learning experience. Absolutely a hands-down, fantastic, interactive Norwegian Petroleum Museum for both children and adults concerning a very difficult and complicated subject! Stavanger Norway 🇳🇴

1  Thank Margo P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway is a fascinating exhibit of the petroleum industry in this area. You can learn about life aboard oilrigs and how they harness the power of oil

Thank kathysellers
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum showing growth of the oil industry in Norway. Museum is quite busy and it is probably best to go on a guided tour although everything is well labelled and explanations are provided. Gift shop and coffee shop inside building.

Thank Michael C
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Mădălina C
3 August 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.
28 February 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.
26 January 2016|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the entry charge, but I do remember that if you keep your tickets, you can get discount at other museums.