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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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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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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed June 8, 2016

The museum gives a good impression of the rise og the Norwegian petroleum industry and history. It covers the equipment and the people creating the history, and the story is told a true way. (I am able to judge that as I participated myself.o)) The...More

1  Thank Lion1947
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not the biggest fans of museums but we happily spent an hour or so here learning about the petroleum industry and off shore oil rigs. Lots of interactive activities for the young and the young at heart (some need a bit of TLC) but worth...More

1  Thank Jackw1711
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Museum is conviniently located next to the city center. It has lot's of interesting things inside but we didn't have a guide and didn't understand the purprose of all the things we've seen. There is a little playground for older kids (3 and up). There...More

1  Thank asseltraeland
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Visited this as part of a shore excursion. Initially not expecting much from this but wow ! It really surprised me , it was so interactive and informative. My young grandson found the oil rig experience the highlight of his visit- he loved the escape...More

Thank umberstmum
Reviewed June 4, 2016

There were a couple of movies and lots of things that you could touch. On the replica platform try sliding down the escape net. This museum has enough interesting items to give you a feel for the oil industry without being overwhelming. It is an...More

Thank Linda V
Reviewed June 3, 2016

If you need every information about petroleum this is one of the best museum in the world. The museum is modern and big enough to visit in a half day.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed June 2, 2016

This great museum was built to provide you the opportunity to experience life on an offshore oil platform. Its many exhibits present how oil platform safety and operations has evolved overtime. The exhibits also provide an understanding of how oil is formed, discovered and produced....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed May 31, 2016

I never thought that oil can be so interesting. This museum is very interactive showing you the technical side as well as life as an oilworker

Thank 12Travellingismylife
Reviewed May 31, 2016

A through history and hands on equipment from old and new are on display here. You will get a real understanding of the amazing complexity of the industry.

Thank SeanRafter
Reviewed May 30, 2016

In 1969, oil was discovered off the coast of Norway. This museum is a wonderful explanation of how oil forms, how it is produced and its positive impact on Norway. Although the movie that is included was not in service when we were there, we...More

Thank retiredandtraveling5
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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 D H | Reviewed this property |
Add on the other comments, it worths every dollar cos the museum is full of information and particularly good for family with kids!