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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  • EU museum, not big but very each and also lonely. For me many recognizable cans of used to at home.
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  • We took our two teenage boys here and we all loved it. We took a very engaging, educational tour in English. Just ask for it. We spent 1 hour, 15 minutes there.  more »
  • So interesting and well worth a visit! We visited the museum while in port. It is an easy walk from the pier and has very interesting exhibits!  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Stavanger

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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