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Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts

Henrik Ibsens gate 55, Stavanger 4021, Norway
+47 51 84 27 00
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This is not in the center but it was right next to our camping location so we just went! Plus we... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Brussels, Belgium
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Some nice Kitty Kielland paintings and confusing modern art.

The museum has two large rooms, joined by a small cafe that doubles as a reception. The left side... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
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Stavanger Museum of Fine Arts offers a collection of distinguished Norwegian art ranging from nineteenth century to contemporary art. Of particular interest is the unique collection of paings by Lars Hertervig (1830-1902) who was born in Tysvaer by Stavanger, and whose romantic, powerful and highly personal landscapes still have as trong impact on the viewers. The museum also contain the Hafsten Collection, a former private collection of works by mid-twentieth century painters, making the museum a national centre for art from this period. The museum is beautifully situated in the park surrounding the lake Mosvannet, 3 km from the city centre.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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Henrik Ibsens gate 55, Stavanger 4021, Norway
+47 51 84 27 00
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is not in the center but it was right next to our camping location so we just went! Plus we had a free entrance after we visited the canning museum (part of MUST group). It is a nice space, in a nice building situated...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The museum has two large rooms, joined by a small cafe that doubles as a reception. The left side contained much work by Kitty Kielland, including some biographical background concerning where she lived, how her toolset changed over time and what influenced the pictures she...More

1  Thank PreacherKane
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We really enjoyed our visit, discovering creatively displayed art in a special exhibition and also finding time to see the collection of Norwegian art and especially the Frida Hansen weavings. Children seemed to be very well catered for.

Thank MmeCastor
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

A disconcertingly sad, gloomy and depressing exhibition of 'art'. Why is there an obese woman slapping herself with a rose between her legs? Why are all pictures depicting depressing scenes of death and dystopian worlds? Only Sir Antony Gormley was the beacon of light, but...More

1  Thank Pages1234
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful museum! I visited during a work related trip, and was so lucky to see the place after hours with the Director, my former colleague. This museum has an important collection, exciting temporary exhibitions, fantastic surroundings and an interesting building! They also program...More

Thank MathildeJohnsen
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Do not go here even if it is free. You are wasting your time and energy. This is not art as second grade children can do better. The location is way out of the main area.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A surprise visit to the Stavanger Museum of Fine Art left me intrigued and delighted. There were good collections by some Norwegian artists and these were well displayed and curated, although some of the lighting was challenging when items were behind glass. Not all Norwegian...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I came here with my teenage children after seeing reviews on TripAdvisor. The gallery was delightful with art both modern and classical. There was a lovely little shop and coffee area too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Pages1234
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Good contemporary exhibition along with new mounting of the collection of mainly older art, paintings from the area seem to be the main focus.

Thank kbergaust
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The museum has a park setting and is close to a small lake with a lakeside path. We had walked from the center of Stavanger and walked most of the way around the lake when we came upon the museum. The glass dome lobby is...More

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Gemma B
7 August 2015|
Response from kbergaust | Reviewed this property |
80 NOK for adults, 40 NOK for students, free entrance on Saturdays. Tripadvisor does not let me post a link to the website, but if you google the museum and look at the English version you will find all information about... More