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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

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Address: Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
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+47 51 83 26 00
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from...

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.

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Great collection of artefacts

We took the City Sightseeing bus straight to this museum, and our bus ticket gave us 25% of the museum price (75k final price for the two of us). We finished it off in about forty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We took the City Sightseeing bus straight to this museum, and our bus ticket gave us 25% of the museum price (75k final price for the two of us). We finished it off in about forty minutes, but a forty minutes well spent! My husband's favorite moment was learning about the size of the Viking "empire" and how they travelled... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Impressive to see everything they have found from the viking era. You can Learn alot from going to this museum. Are you interested in history, it's worth a visit. It's also possible to dress up as a viking, and even as an adult, that's fun.

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Lancashire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We did this as part of an excursion. This place is ok but nothing exciting. Enjoyed the dressing up part and the cafe was good.

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Thank GemH1981
Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Archeological Museum : A very interesting and entertaining open air museum offering glimpses of the life and activities about 200 years before the Vikings set out to discover England, Iceland, Greeenland and North America. Where they spread fear as they also did in Europe and the Baltic and Atlantic coast lands. This museum is associated with the Viking museum. Viking... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

A short walk from the harbour. Gives the insight needed into the Norwegian Viking story. Not a huge collection.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Spent 1 1/2 hrs in this museum and could have spent a lot more time. Very modern and very impressive. If you are a Viking fan or just curious there is an awful lot to do and see. Especially impressive is the amount of inter active exhibits which engage children in history. Very well thought out and presented. The on... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Get the kluddebrød with brown cheese :) Nice little cafe with self-service on busy days. Coffee is nothing to write home about, but ok.

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was a very interesting museum, with many relics from ancient history. There were many displays of civilization life hundreds of years ago. This is a museum that I recommend that you see. It is a little bit of a walk from the cruise pier, but worth the trip.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was a rainy day as is normal for Stavangar so we spent time looking around the museum it was good but sadly too much was only written up in Norwegian and not in English. There were some interactive displays but no English version for the instructions on how to use or descriptions of the displays. It would of been... More 

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Boise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We cruised to Scandinavia reading Viking literature and with an on-board lecture on the Vikings, from the ship's captain no less, so the opportunity to visit the exhibit on Vikings at this museum could not have been more timely!

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