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“Very entertaining”

Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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$70.92*
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Sightseeing Tour of Stavanger by Segway
Ranked #4 of 98 things to do in Stavanger
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very entertaining”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I really enjoyed my trip to the oil museum, however being science minded perhaps that's the main reason why! Plenty of interactive things to look at and take part in. Including trying on offshore survival suits.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fun”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

On the day I visited their machine was broken therefore it was free to visit the museum. There is a lot to learn, the videos are great as they explain things really well.
My husband particularly loved going "off-shore"

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Better than I expected!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Very interesting with hands on things for the kids. Doesn't take too long to get around. Not too expensive .

Visited April 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Great thing to do in Stavanger”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Having not heard about the museum before I went to look around and it was brilliant. Interesting for adults and also interactive enough for children. Goes through the whole process of oil production showing previous and current conditions. It's located on the harbour front and pretty cheap and I would highly recommend a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Eye opening view of oil industry and its effect on the Norwegian people”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very central and marvellous building reminiscent of an oil platform. Inside very good models of rigs and lots of different oil drilling bits. Most interesting was the overview and philosophy of the use of the oil revenues for the benefit of the Norwegian people. Well worth the visit whether or not you are interested in the oil industry. There were a couple of good films/videos included in the price of entry.

Visited May 2012
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