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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Nice museum with fascinating exhibits. The building is very modern and spacious. The cafe serves... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
martina_libi
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Burgdorf, Switzerland
Disapointing... is it an archaeology museum or viking museum?

There were some good exhibits here, but felt liked it lacked an identity: the exhibits, models and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PreacherKane
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Midlands
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Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public archives of prehistoric sites. Models show prehistoric life, exhibits of natural historic highlights. Children's activities, CD games etc. Library, bookshop, museum shop. Lunch café.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum with fascinating exhibits. The building is very modern and spacious. The cafe serves good coffee.

Thank martina_libi
Reviewed 6 days ago

There were some good exhibits here, but felt liked it lacked an identity: the exhibits, models and cosplay indicated it being a Viking museum but the history and maps showing the excavations (as well as the "time machine" below) suggested a wider scope of an...More

Thank PreacherKane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small museum. Most of it's expositions are dedicated for runs. The best thing is that by visiting this museum you get free ticket to iron age farm.

Thank UncleScroogefromLt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norway archaeology is still evolving. New artifacts are being pulled from the ground regularly. The high acid soil is not great for preservation, but enough remains to add to a growing understanding of the people who lived here. Some of the newest information on this...More

Thank calguyCalifonria
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum is a presentation of local archaeological finds, but very interesting to anyone looking for history of the vikings and history of Norway. The exhibits are very well presented with good explanations of what you see. To me, the skeleton found in the 'Viste-hålå',...More

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you are interested in Vikings and history and archaelogogy, please visit the museum. It is not a big musuem, but you get so much information and it is not expensice. And if you do visit 1 museum, you will get discount in all other...More

Thank sunville0710
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I defined it as short and sweet since it gives enough information and exhibits a number of artefacts which are sufficient to understand lifestyles, traditons and culture of the north people. It is fit for accompanied children and adolescents. Take time to read more than...More

Thank Bir_Mula_Heritage
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum as part of a tour. Coming from the UK it was brilliant to see how the Vikings really lived. The artefacts are brilliant and opened up more of the Viking world for me. We were guided round by a lovely...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Small museum but really interesting Viking stuff. I didn't know that runestones really existed. Some of the poetry translations are beautiful. There is gold jewellery worth a fortune there and stuff the Vikings plundered from us! There is some Whitby jet jewellery there so I...More

2  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This viking museum is not to big, it has lot of information on viking from this area it not to far from the port if you come in from a cruise ship it about a half hour walk. It has lot of pictures and newspapers...More

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