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Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The history of the Norwegian oil industry is represented very interesting with lots of genuine parts and structures. The films can be seen. The varied presentations, as well as the story of the Museum were super cool. Unfortunately have not all technical devices to self control works (crane / drill driver's cab). Otherwise 5/5.
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  • Very nice to see! The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger provides a modern interactive setting for experiencing how oil and gas were created millions of years ago, how petroleum is found and how ...  more »
  • I've been here twice and enjoyed guided tours both. It's really interesting to learn about Norwegian petroleum industry, how it started and the conditions the pioneers worked under. 
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  • Went here when we were on a cruise. It was within walking distance of the cruise terminal but we caught the hop on hop off bus from just outside the ship as it was pouring with rain. We got off at the museum. Museum was good, kids loved the play area. I thought the 3-D film was very good.
  • It is probably the most well known and visited museum from Stavanger. It is centrally located, in the port of Stavanger. Actually part of the museum is standing above the sea, like an oil rig. The museum is quite big and you can easilly spend two hours here. The good part is that this is the only museum in Stavanger opened until 7 PM in the summer, while the other museums usually close at 4 PM. So, if you dedicate a day to visit the museums in Stavanger my advise is to leave the Petroleum Museum the last one, but to dedicate enough time for the visit. As a tip: if you have a ticket from any of the other museums which are part of the "Museum Stavanger" network, you will get a 50% discount at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The museum is comprehensive, with a lot of information and interesting pieces exhibited, but it is also very interactive.
  • Really awesome place, a lot of interaction, many interesting info about oil, which you certainly do not think about in normal life. highly recommend to visit!
  • This is awesome. So much to do and see. Highlight of the town.
  • Et fint museum men supre ting