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Norwegian Canning Museum

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Completely brilliant!

The Canning Factory was the last stop on our list of things to do for the day in Stavanger, as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicki B
Brilliant little visit

Really enjoyed this visit. try and fit the sardines in the cans yourself not as easy as it sounds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlyJ105
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The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in Øvre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the city known as 'Gamle Stavanger' (Old Stavanger). In this authentic factory environment, the production of canned brisling and...more
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Ovre Strandgate 88, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Canning Factory was the last stop on our list of things to do for the day in Stavanger, as closest to our cruise ship. Piers, you absolutely made our visit! So great to meet another like-minded soul with a great, dry sense of humour....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this visit. try and fit the sardines in the cans yourself not as easy as it sounds! The guide and rubber sardines are there for you along with the cans. See the old smoking ovens and how they used to work with the...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sally J, Thank you for your kind and positive comments about the Canning Museum! Real sardines are a little bit easier to pack, but then there is oil both in the fish, and in the cans (olive oil, that is). We do still fire...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

All you need to know about herring hove they got catched and process afterwards put into tins from Norway all over the worldMore

Thank Rainer B
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Dear Rainer B, Yes, that about sums up what the museum is about! Hope you had the guided tour - looks like your English is good - or maybe just the brochure to explain. Thank you for four pips! Have a great weekend :-) Best...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

The curator gave my friend and me a personal tour of the canning factory where we learned all things sardines! He made it interesting and informative beyond our expectations. A can't miss place in this charming city.More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear judyk15, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review of the Canning Museum! Nice to know that our efforts to share our passion are appreciated. Don't know quite what your expectations were, but happy to know that we exceeded them! Have a great life!...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Dear museum curator we are on our way to your beautiful museum on a trip from paris. Will miss opening hour by 1 hour. Please wait for us would not want to miss this expérience !!!More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Dear isabelle b, I am so sorry that I was not at the museum on Sunday, and so did not receive this message until Monday morning. Alas too late. :( The museum may have been open a little longer than usual because of the cruise...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This little museum tells a fascinating story and is a great one hour diversion in beautiful old Stavanger on a rainy day. It would benefit from some investment in better signage and interpretation, but the archive films are superb. Every town and city needs small...More

Thank Timpain
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dear Timpain, Thank you for your review: Nice to know that someone cares enough to write - and four pips too! We are currently discussing a major update/overhaul of the Exhibition (yes really) as a new Printing Museum is to be built in the back...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

As a lover of sardines, I was determined to visit the Canning Museum and dragged my husband and 6year old daughter along with me. So glad I did, perfect for a rainy afternoon!!! My daughter loved packing tins of pretend sardines and we had to...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear ge0rginab80, Do I sense that you have some Aussie connexions? "Happy camper" is an expression I associate with Oz. at any rate. Here's hoping that your love of sardines is especially for our King Oscar brand, which had its birth in Stavanger 116 years...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We have visited the Norvegian Canning Museum on a sunny Sunday, a digestable amount of information, activity that was fun for all of us (I visited with two 17 yrs olds. Tried placing fake sardines in metal boxes: one can appreciate these things better after...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I was there at a tuesday morning and there were only a few other visitors so one of the employers asked if he could do a tour with us and how long the tour should be. he explained all the machines and knew a lot...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Dear Vanessa K, thank you so much for your appreciative feedback. It gives me a good start to the day - and I can always go back and read it again in the cold and grey winter months! Thank you too for your recommendation to...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a cruise ship in June. We don’t do organised trips and found this small museum very close to where the ship tied up. It’s a real gem. It was quiet the day we visited and we joined a party of 6 for a...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Dear JPF50, Thank you for your detailed (and positive!) review of the Canning Museum. I will pass on your comments to the guide concerned. He is brilliant! Not quite all the machines are in working order, but that gives us something to aim for -...More

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