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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

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Really enjoyable visit to the Museum of Archaeology

We very much enjoyed our visit to the museum. The exhibits of Viking heritage are fascinating. We... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Nortsat46
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London, United Kingdom
Impressive artifacts and well-designed space

The space is modern and nicely designed - not too full, not too sparse. Lots of striking Viking... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Catherine T
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San Carlos, California
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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...more
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

I highly recommend taking time for this museum as the displays are varied and interesting. They have many original artifacts with great significance. Kids would love this museum! A great cafe, too!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We very much enjoyed our visit to the museum. The exhibits of Viking heritage are fascinating. We had a guide, dressed in traditional Viking age costume, to talk us through the key exhibits. Much information was provided in English. There were several exhibits of women's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Spent a couple of hours here exploring, was very impressed, nice staff and a short walk from the port. Good gift shop, things for all price ranges. I especially like the 1600 year old butter!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

A well organised collection, made better with extras from Oslo and other museums. The most interesting was to watch a restorer lady in action cleaning a sherd of a pot under the microscope with a fine scalpel.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

One of the highlights of our trip. If you are into history, this is a fantastic place to visit. They have amazing artifacts from the Viking Age, and from other periods of time. You can see a pair of bronze lurs from the Bronze Age,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The space is modern and nicely designed - not too full, not too sparse. Lots of striking Viking artifacts for a local museum. The docent for my cruise-based tour did not seem to have a script and imparted very little information for the time she...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Catherine T
Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Hello Catherine, We are sorry to hear you didnt fully enjoy your tour, but happy to hear you enjoyed the museum as a whole. We take pride in what we offer our guests and will take your feedback in to consideration. Sincerely, Margrethe Museum of...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

This is a great little museum - just a short walk from the centre of Stavanger (though you may need a decent map to find it). It has a lot of Viking stuff in it and a great Ice Age Polar Bear skeleton found under...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Hey, We are really pleased to see you enjoyed your trip to our museum! We really take pride in what we offer to you as our guest. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Margrethe Museum of Archeology, Stavanger

Reviewed May 28, 2018

I visited this museum as part of a highlights of Stavanger tour so we only stopped here for about 50 minutes. This is only a small museum and some of the descriptions of the exhibits were not translated into English. Luckily we had a museum...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Craig D
Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hi Craig, We are glad to see you enjoyed your tour at our museum. We are really proud of the polar bear skeleton, and the other displayed items in our exhibition. We hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

It is a small museum. Unfortunately not too many things are translated to English so I missed a few things. I found it very interesting. It tells you about Vikings and the first catholic roots. The beginning of the industry era in Stavanger and Norway....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ari P
Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi, We are sorry to hear you missed some of our displays due to lack of translation. We are sorry to hear you feel our exibition may be a bit small. But we hope to welcome you again, maby in a bigger exibition next time,...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018

We were part of a cruise ship tour. We were very pleased with this attraction. The Viking history was fascinating. Fun for all.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lee K
Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour at our museum. Hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

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DayTrip320927
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Response from Arkeologisk mus... U | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The opening hours at the museum is as follows: 2nd of may-31st of august monday – friday 10am–4pm saturday-sunday 11am–4pm As for the Iron Age Farm, the opening hours are as followed: 2nd of may– 31st of... More
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