Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger

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Walk through the 12-step production process of canning sardines and fish balls at Norwegian Canning Museum. This trade was the leading source of income for locals between 1890 and 1960. One of the seven departments of the Stavanger Museum, this charming attraction was established in 1975. The machinery and tools are consistent with those that would have been used in the 1920s, and are still in working order. Upstairs you'll find a collection of can label designs. As exhibits are not labeled, be sure to grab a brochure at the entrance or take a guided tour. Stop by the gift shop on the way out for some canned sardines for the road. Our Stavanger trip builder makes visiting Norwegian Canning Museum and other Stavanger attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Don't be put off by the fact that this is a canning museum, it is very informative with lots of interesting things to see. We was lucky, in that a tour started whilst we was there and was very glad th...  more »
  • This is a small museum but I learnt a lot! I had a tour by Elaine and it made all the difference, i don't think i would have understood what i was looking at if Elaine wasn't there to explain and tell...  more »
  • You'd think that a museum about making canned sardines would be the most boring thing on Earth? Not this one! The factory was preserved as it was when it was still working. You can get to know the sta...  more »
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  • A small museum, but worth the 90 NOK entry fee, we spent over an hour here looking around. They had a tour guide to explain the process and old machinery which was awesome. The best part is the old black and white movie upstairs showing the process, don't miss that.
  • If you want to know about the history and process of canning then this is your place. Also perfect for something to do on a Sunday when you have a late flight planned!
  • Very interesting museum about the history of canning in Stavanger. It`s slightly hidden in the middle of Old Stavanger, but definitely worth the trip. The curator is very pleasant and knowledgable.
  • A nice and historical important museum with loads of things to see inside. Things could have been a bit more explained.
  • Best museum I've ever visited 🐟