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. Make Norwegian Canning Museum a centerpiece of your Stavanger vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Stavanger road trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    To be honest I wasn't expecting much. But it's part of Stavanger history so why not. After a very friendly welcom I went to the first floor where an old movie shows all about the canning and the fish....  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I spent a great time and I was happy to learn about the history of fishing and canning in Norway! Good place to go with family and a warm place to exit for a little while the Norway weather ;)  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Only my father and I eat sardines. We landed in Stavanger for the day on a cruise. After wandering around we went to this Canning Museum. Well worth the trip. We caught a tour and learned so much. Eve...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Quite a good museum, still I am hesitant to give a perfect score as I would have liked to learn more about the canned fish trade.
  • June 11, 2017
    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!
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    A nice and historical important museum with loads of things to see inside. Things could have been a bit more explained.

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As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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