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Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

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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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  • We were both in awe of this museum. It was very interesting to read the facts about oil and actually see for yourself the different stages etc. that take place and the dangers they go to, to extract o...  more »
  • We had a conference at Stavanger and a banquet on the last evening in Petroleum Museum. Close to the city centre the situation was appropriate for us visitors. It started from 20:00 and we enjoyed a t...  more »
  • As a geography teacher, I frequently teach about oil and natural resources, so this museum helped me to put everything into context. There's a lot more to oil extraction than you might think. A must v...  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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • By far the best and most interesting museum in Stavanger. You can easily spend a couple of hours there, either just grownups, or with children. The only downside would be the entry fee, which is a high compared to other museums.