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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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For every age

What a great museum. Here you get a wonderful insight in the Oil & Gas industry as well as the rise... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Informative and fun

One of the real fun museums ... gives visitors lots of space to interact ... a lot of opportunities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stavanger, Norway
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“oil exploration” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago 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

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

Thank you! Welcome back.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This far exceeded our expectations. Very well done and worth the money to go. If you have children you could spend half a day here. I know mine would have loved it both big and small.

1  Thank Jori T
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I had some time to waste on my last day in Stavanger. Me and my baby son visited this place, and I was surprised that a baby could enjoy a petroleum museum that much. I guess he would have been even more amused if the...More

1  Thank Gina H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Having been to Stavanger a few times and having walked past this place we decided on our next trip we would visit. I was a bit dubious as I thought it wouldn't be very interesting but I was very surprised, I really enjoyed myself. Lots...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a modern museum that really gives a great history of the oil discovery and industry in Norway. It is interactive and child-friendly. Though as a young adult couple, we also enjoyed it thoroughly! English accessible and definitely worth a visit!

Thank jmk_girl
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Mădălina C
3 August 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.
28 February 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.
26 January 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.