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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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“oil industry” (116 reviews)
“oil rig” (35 reviews)
“oil exploration” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
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+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good spot to kill a few hours. Easily communicated exhibits. Very important for understanding the history and status of Stavanger.

Thank Kristian M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very well organized, interactive museum about oil drilling in Norway. Please see the short film Oil Kid, which is showed every 20 minutes (with English subtitles). Also try the escape chute!

Thank komitage
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entertaining history to present of the Norway gas and oil industry. This is the driving $$$ for Norway’s economy. The miniature versions of oil ships, platforms, and safety diving equipment gives you a great picture of life on the sea rigs. The actual size drill...More

Thank Rock R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great story that is yet unfinished. The museum is highly interactive. We loved the catastrophe room (like an escape room) and the escape slide. We learned a lot about energy in Norway, their commitment to the environment, the dangers of working on a...More

Thank MattKaps
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kids offshore playground was very entertaining as was the Lego. The exhibitions represented and fair and open discussion of the oil industry in Norway.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed going through this highly interactive and entertaining museum. It really showed you what diving and working under water in the industry must have been like, and how the discovery of offshore oil has impacted Norwegian culture and finances. Well worth a visit....More

Thank skellertx
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent story of old discovery and effects on Norway and people. A must see in Stavanger. Poignant stories and families and danger of the work... human versus economics.

Thank TableCrow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I decided to visit. Lots about oil and gas that reflects Scotland. Learned a few things new and I passed an hour or and a half quite easy for the same price as a pint...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as we had some time to kill before our fjord cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It gives you a really good insight into how the oil industry has helped shape Norway into the nation it is now and the...More

Thank travelwarrior89
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It deserves a visit. Very interesting to know more about oil & gas industry, specially exploration & production, but also about how and why it is so important for Norwegian economy. It is very pedagogical and well done to understand properly.

Thank nalieb
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andreasexton72
8 May 2018|
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Response from ade55 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is walkable in Stavanger
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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.
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picklesmudge
28 February 2016|
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A 15 years old will still count as A child, your 18 year old starting university as student. Welcome to visit us.
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