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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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An interesting museum

We visited this museum while we stopped in Stavanger, which is a lovely place in its own right, as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
London, United Kingdom
Gingerbread City In December

To make oil interesting is a real challenge but they have nailed it. Plus when I went it was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel F
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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 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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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum while we stopped in Stavanger, which is a lovely place in its own right, as a cruise stop. The staff were very helpful and there is a small play area for children inside. An interesting museum with some interactive displays and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

To make oil interesting is a real challenge but they have nailed it. Plus when I went it was the 1st Sunday of advent so it was free entry and the gingerbread city, made and donated by Stavangers citizens, was there. Had to have a...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few friends told me it would be very interesting and they loved the experience... But I was not sure for myself ! But I really loved this museum, the free tour guide was a real "plus", the films, exhibitions, interactive activities, all showed Norway...More

Thank marieline440
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent an hour in there on a Sunday afternoon. It would have been easy to spend twice as long in there. Most of the exhibits have English translations. There is stuff for the kids to do also. It includes a gift shop. There is...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great museum. Here you get a wonderful insight in the Oil & Gas industry as well as the rise and fall of this industry in the last years. The show real life material, tools and even a real ROV. There's enough to do...More

Thank MarcPierre70
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

One of the real fun museums ... gives visitors lots of space to interact ... a lot of opportunities to laugh and have some fun .. ideal place for a family with or without children to visit

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Siri V, Guest Relations Manager at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you! Welcome back.

Reviewed November 10, 2017

What a great museum! It is fun for children, teenagers and adults. It is so well-arranged. 3 hours was not enough to see it all, so in the end we were running around to get a glimpse of the rest of the exhibitions. I absolutely...More

Thank Anna B
Siri V, Manager at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Thank you for your great review! Welcome back - and make sure to have plenty og time next time! Kind regards Siri & the team

Reviewed October 28, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. It did an excellent job of illustrating some of the technology involved in North Sea oil drilling, and especially of explaining some of the history and importance of the oil industry to the nation as a...More

Thank omahatraveller124
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. Not knowing much about Norway, it was great to learn about what makes Norway tick. So much insight and a great tangible element to the museum.

Thank Richoooman
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

A really surprising museum, which presents a lot of information about the oil manufacturing, and especially the development of this industry in Norway. The place raises many morale questions of right and wrong, which it leaves for the visitor to ponder about. Good place to...More

Thank Yuri F
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Mădălina C
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Siri V | 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.
February 28, 2016|
Response from Siri V | Property representative |
A 15 years old will still count as A child, your 18 year old starting university as student. Welcome to visit us.
January 26, 2016|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the entry charge, but I do remember that if you keep your tickets, you can get discount at other museums.