Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger: Hours, Address, Norwegian Petroleum Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Norwegian Petroleum Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Giulla
Bergen, Norway85 contributions
Interesting museum, strangely some attractions were closed.
Apr 2021
Very interesting place, everything is presented neatly. Unfortunately, many things were closed due to the virus, for example, the playroom, but other things you also touch and can get infected, so in my opinion, you either open everything or close everything down.
Written April 2, 2021
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EthicalEngineers
Olen, Norway503 contributions
Old, not maintained & poor family value
Jul 2020 • Family
Really this could be so much more informative and interactive. A few areas were closed because of COVID-19 some were just out of order (broken).

Information is laid out in a chaotic way and while there are some nice “models” it’s more a history timeline than the challenges of oil industry. If you don’t know anything about oil industry in Norway, you can waste 1hr or so here

No reduction in price despite some things being sealed off and it’s clear the maintenance is not taken care of. Staff happy to take your money but look blankly at you when you mention things that don’t work!

Could be so much more but has clearly not had an update in the last 10years.
Written August 28, 2020
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Hello EthicalEngineers I am sorry that you did not like our exhibitions. We do upgrade and open new exhibitions every year, even though you did find them outdated. We work hard not to have any parts of the exhibition out of order, so sorry that you visited us on a day where some things were broken. We have to close some parts due to Covid-19 and the safety of our visitors, but most of the exhibitions are open. Did you get to see the exhibition about Climate Change? That exhibition explains the impact the industry have on our climate. If you experienced that our staff did not meet your expectations, I am sorry about that. I hope to welcome you again to the museum some other time. Please refer to this post, and we will give you free entrance. Kind regards Siri Vinje
Written August 31, 2020
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lyndawilson72
East Lothian, United Kingdom415 contributions
Oil Industry Educational Visit
Aug 2020 • Family
Worth spending few hours going round museum.
Interactive exhibits and good for older children.
Informative museum detailing history of oil industry in Norway and options for future.
Written August 11, 2020
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Martin T
Hammel, Denmark24 contributions
Great history lesson
Jul 2020 • Family
Great museum about the Norwegian oil adventure. The Short movie was great to begin it all with and gave a nice background to it all. Spent about 3 hours looking at it all.
Written July 27, 2020
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Simona S
Vejle, Denmark41 contributions
Superb
Jul 2020 • Family
Sunday morning visit. Very educational and hands on experience. Kids loved it(5,12,14), we (parents) loved it.
Written July 12, 2020
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Stian B
Oslo, Norway39 contributions
Very interesting
Jun 2020 • Couples
An interesting introduction into the story behind Norway’s oil adventure. Great exhibits that tell the story and showcase some of the incredible engineering feats made for extracting oil from the sea bed in the North Sea.
Written June 30, 2020
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öznur turan
Ankara, Turkey12 contributions
Interesting and exciting
Aug 2019
I visited here with my friend who is oil engineer. We used approximately 2 hours to the tour and I think it was really interesting and exciting museum.
Written June 26, 2020
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Salaaar
United Kingdom557 contributions
Must go
Feb 2020
Let me start by saying that I am not a museum person at all. I never last more than an hour in a museum, at best. I didn't even last that long in Egyptian Museum or Musee de Lourve. But this museum amazed me, I lasted more than 2.5 hours, yes it surprised me as well. It was a horrible rainy day and going to this museum was not on the cards but I entered to kill time until my flight. I am glad I did. The architecture is amazing, resembling huge oil refineries. There are many simulations, films on how the Stavanger Petroleum industry developed. If you are a kid or even not like me you can do many simulations, drills to get the actual feeling of working in an oil rig. The museum shop was awesome, kids were getting stones as a prize to solve puzzles, I got a complimentary one :). The ticket is flexible as in you can go in and out of the museum through the day which is a very good feature. I highly recommend going and enjoying this amazing place.
Written March 30, 2020
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Wow - thank you for your fantastic review. I hope that you will visit the museum again some day - even though you're not a museum person.
Written March 31, 2020
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Jolieze
Katwijk, The Netherlands22 contributions
Interesting if you realize the enormous impact of oil on the Stavanger Region up till now
Mar 2020
Honestly, I would not have visited this museum if it wasn't for a crewmember of our flight from Amsterdam to Stavanger who advised us to go because he got some positive feedback about this museum from colleguas.
I must say that I'm impressed. Many different ways to experience oil: film, noises, history, discussion etc. For people interested in safety it's also worthwhile.
We visited this museum in March. It wasn't crowded, so we could easily spend time to watch and enjoy. There is also a restaurant but I forgot to go there.
Written March 19, 2020
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Flavia
Stavanger, Norway21 contributions
Interesting for Oil workers
Oct 2019
Interesting place, not a big museum. Very informative specially for Oil workers. I wouldn't go if I didn't work in the industry, it's not the cheapest place to visit.
Written March 7, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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