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Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

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#1 of 71 in Museums in Western Norway
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Learn more about the oil industry and offshore petroleum activity in the North Sea through interactive displays at Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Displays of tools, films, models, and other exhibits provide insight into the history, geology, and technology behind the oil industry. See how oil is produced and what it is used for, as well as the influence the industry has had on the Norwegian economy. The museum also includes information on the downsides of oil production, such as production disasters and environmental effects. Notice the unusual architecture of the museum, which from afar resembles an oil platform. Plan to visit Norwegian Petroleum Museum during your Stavanger vacation using our convenient Stavanger vacation route planner.
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  • This museum was a surprise. There is a lot of information about oil exploration and the history of oil mining in Norway. We thought that we would be in and out, but spent a good hour there.  more »
  • Very interesting museum for everyone. You can with chain card all day in and out. Discount on other museums. Also many interaction for children. Sure do.
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  • Very well done museum. Lots of interactive displays. We spent quite a while and found all the information very interesting.  more »
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  • Fabulous display of historical evolution of the Oil and Gas industry in Norway. A few quiz sets as well, if you want to test your knowledge on the subject. The answers are all in the information already on display. Watch a poignant, thought-provoking film if you have 15 minutes to spare. In English, Norwegian (not sure if any other language subtitles offered). The museum is on a superb location, and yes, housed in a rather 'handsome' building. I loved the architectural and design details. Get a fantastic view of the harbor from the upper deck. There's a bit of fun surprise for kids, and perhaps adults could try it out as well. 😊 A must-see if you're in Stavanger.
  • Norwegian museums are smaller, single issue than I used too. So this is more of a large self contained exhibit. I learned heaps, the size of everything in the oil industry is mind boggling. Helpful staff make a well worthwhile 1-2 he visit easy.
  • Great day out. Visited whilst in port on a cruise holiday. Went in prepared to order tickets in Norwegian but then got completely lost when they thought I was a native speaker. It was very funny as my blank look resulted in a 'oh are you English, you're Norwegian is very good!' the museum was great for all ages and everything was available in both Norwegian and English with a good mixture of items to view.
  • Probably one of the best museums I've been to. To be honest, I was completely blown away. A museum about petroleum...? Come on, it sounds horribly tiresome and lifeless, but they managed to make it extremely engaging and interesting. I was blown away by the introductory film they showed and from there, a lot of interactive exhibits. Great fun for the entire family!
  • It was very interesting! The exhibition is organized very well, informing about so many different aspects of oil production. There are some nice interactive activities.

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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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