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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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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...more
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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The movie is great. It really draws you in and is a good way to start. However, there is just too much to read in this museum. It needs editing badly. I don't go to a museum to read a book, there must be a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NancyBirk
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the museum in Nov 2018. It's a very well designed and laid out museum, ideal for kids and adults also. It took a good two hours to see the whole exhibit, and I was lucky that it was off-season, so there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chikintonite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent place to spend a couple of hours. Very interesting history of the Norway oil industry..

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TheBurtfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has well-done exhibits, nice models of oil rigs and interactive activities for children (and adults, too). However, it’s not a subject that interests me, so I didn’t really enjoy the museum. I think I would’ve enjoyed it more if I went at my...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Corihi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Stavanger the oil capital of Norway, you must visit the Oil Museum that is just in the centrum. How has life changed because of oil for Norwegians during the last decades? After the discovery of oil in the 70´s, Norway became...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An easy walk from the Port while visiting on a cruise, we found the Norwegian Petroleum Institute to be a nice “museum” to spend several hours while in Stavanger. The museum is filled with very interesting artifacts from Norway’s oil drilling history. There is also...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read about the museum in the Moon Travel Guide. It was a wonderful place to learn about the petroleum industry in Norway. The audio guide was done in English and easy to follow. We spent about 1-1/2 hours here starting with a movie and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stevelotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the museum while in town on a cruise. It was unique to visit the Petroleum Museum and gain insight into what it takes to drill and produce the products we use. Exhibits were interesting and well laid out.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ShelliM957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When thinking about oil or petroleum museum, one might think that there is nothing interesting - but wrong! The museum was very interesting and you could really understand how the oil is captured with sll the hazards, what it has meant for the Norvegian economy...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Q3019NSpaula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew a fair amount about the Norwegian petroleum industry before I visited, and I knew a whole lot more when I left. In fact this museum was SO good that I went two days in a row, for a total of more than 3...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 9, 2019|
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Response from Malcolm F | Reviewed this property |
The geopark was park of our tour, therefore not sure what if any charge was made. Senior citizens get a discounted entry fee into the museum.
May 8, 2018|
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Response from ade55 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is walkable in Stavanger
August 3, 2017|
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Response from SiriV232 | Property representative |
There are no audioguides, but as the others have answered, you do not need that. There are paperguides in 11 Languages and everything is texted in English.