Stavanger Maritime Museum

Stavanger Maritime Museum

Stavanger Maritime Museum
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Acitivity exhibition for children. Stavanger Maritime Museum also owns the historical vessels Anna af Sand and Wyvern, operated by volunteer crews.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Andrew H
3 contributions
Trip to Maritime museum
Mar 2020
I visited this most interesting attraction whilst on shore in Stavanger A most impressive tour it was due in most part to my conversation with Mrs Cooper,the day who runs the museum
Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject was most enjoyable
Would highly recommend anybody to visit
Written March 16, 2020
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Bill M
9 contributions
All ages will find this interesting
Jan 2020
A short walk from our cruise docking point. It’s in an old warehouse when sailing ships delivered the goods. It serves coffee and has a small store. Stanvagers sardine history, naval history and its large place in the commerce of
Written January 12, 2020
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Don L
Chilliwack, Canada312 contributions
Interesting display of Stavanger's Maritime Museum
Aug 2019
Lots to see in this little museum. History and models of boats involved in Stavanger. Ship owners office display adds a interesting note. Well worth the visit.
Written September 5, 2019
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paulm1002016
St. Neots, UK152 contributions
Tells a lot of Stavanger's maritime history.
Jun 2019
Free entry withe the MUST ticket from the canning museum. Fascinating old building full of the maritime history of Stavanger - not just the vessels but also the dockside activities. Kept us quiet for a lot longer than we expected!
Written August 20, 2019
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Jaime P
Cypress, TX72 contributions
Great for Adults and Children
Aug 2019
Right off the dock in the center of town. Lots of different exhibits give you a feel of what it was like to live and work in old Stavanger. This museum makes you feel that you've stepped back in time.
Written August 18, 2019
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Passpartous
Tel Aviv, Israel169 contributions
Another cute short-visit museum
Aug 2019
The visit to this museum takes about 20 minutes. It's a nice way to pass some time. Since you can do a collection of the MUST museum on a single day and they close early - not sure this particular one is worth more than 20 minutes.
Written August 15, 2019
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martinmolloy72
Manchester, UK715 contributions
Any port in a storm
Jul 2019 • Solo
Another delightful little museum in old Stavanger that tells of the development of the shipping and fishing industry in the area over the last 200 years.

There are plenty of exhibits and displays of a maritime nature but when you look at some of the displays, rooms and exhibits, it’s hard to make the maritime connection at first but nonetheless it still has a lot of historical and interesting aspects about it.

It’s not the most amazing museum I have been to but its charming, warm and friendly and you do get a feel of old Norway.
Written July 30, 2019
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Munjo
Angola, NY2,524 contributions
Dazzling beauties selling tickets
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was a delightful little museum in historic buildings (1750). Quite interesting and varied displays with many historic rooms and sail maker in attic. Interesting displays per WW2

The downside: it’s all in Italian (maybe Norwegian .....I am not sure). Definitely not English.
Written July 29, 2019
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Stephen H
Newark-on-Trent, UK95 contributions
Small but perfectly formed: a special place
Jun 2019 • Business
I've visited many naval and maritime museums in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the US and elsewhere. These have included some of the world's biggest and best, and I'm very glad to have been to Stavanger's as well. It is far from being the biggest but it is certainly special: its exhibits are good, and I love the way it makes the best possible use of the historic buildings in which it is housed. Its model displays are lovely, the children's area is exciting for kids, the authentic smoking saloon is marvellous -- and so much more available there too. Staff are charming and helpful and friendly, and your entry here will give you half-price entry to Stavanger's other museums, such as the Canning Museum and the Petroleum Museum. I would gladly visit again.
Written June 22, 2019
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia216 contributions
Stavanger Maritime Museum
Jun 2019
It's worth a visit if you have already purchased a ticket to the Canning Museum as it is included in the same cost (same day).

Interesting information about various boats that have been used throughout the Norwegian maritime history and how they played a role in the various wars.

There are mock example rooms to give a feel of the original interiors back in the day.

They provided an English booklet to follow when you go upstairs as the displays are only in Norwegian (found it a bit hard to follow though in order of the booklet).

Overall, it's a pretty good museum - but don't feel like you missed out if you don't get the chance to visit - it's more of a rainy day kind of visit.
Written June 19, 2019
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Stavanger Maritime Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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