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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Entertaining and Educative

Norsk Oljemuseum is a "must see" for all tourists (and locals) in Stavanger. It offers information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helene R
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Amazing museum!

So classy, modern, tactile, cool, interesting, interactive. Loved it. Great for kids and adults... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Norsk Oljemuseum is a "must see" for all tourists (and locals) in Stavanger. It offers information and history about Norway's Oil industry. There is a lot of text in this museum, but it also displays oil drills and diving clocks as part of the exhibition....More

Thank Helene R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So classy, modern, tactile, cool, interesting, interactive. Loved it. Great for kids and adults and good level of detail. The film was great. It was a little bit desperate to push the point that Norway has a dilemma which seemed less like a unbiased museum...More

Thank Hanchaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum displaying how oil is explored, retrieved and processed in todays time. The hands on parts of the museum is incredible. You walk through what it like on an oil rig platform and can even try on survival gear. Very nice display of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main attraction in Stavanger since this city plays an important role in Norway oil industry. Go in for a visit if you are interested in this.

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could spend an entire day here. It details the history, engineering, technology, dangers of the entire Norwegian oil industry with well designed models, displays and films. There's also an informative bit about the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund which was set up in the 1970s...More

Thank ChrisABirmingham_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a must if you are visiting Stavanger. It has some funny interactive expositions as well as more serious expositions with facts. Be sure to watch cinema in the end of all expositions. Without it you will not understand what a big deal oil is...More

Thank UncleScroogefromLt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of the oil platforms in Norway and a pretty quick tour if you have an hour or two. It's basically a big open room that you can just walk through to what interests you. The two upper rooms house an interactive area that...More

Thank Mom36527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't skip the oil museum. I learned so much in just a few hours. It is well worth the entrance fee and several hours to be spent indoors checking equipment and watching informative movies. It is also good fun for kids!

Thank RatingDuo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comprehensive collection of artefacts relating to oil production in Norway. Very informative with lots of activities for children. We particularly liked the detailed coverage of Global warming and energy management.

Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very well installed in a new building ! I specially liked the numerous models of the different type of rigs ! All the musem is made to make us understand how the process is done in the sea. It is also very...More

Thank Max_Luca_Porto
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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 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!