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. Using our custom trip planner, Stavanger attractions like Norwegian Petroleum Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • To understand the bony structure of Norwegian society, one has to understand how the discovery of Oil shaped and forever changed Norway. Of course you hear distant screams that Shipping and Fishery ar...  more »
  • Oil is how Stavanger came to prosper, and the Petroleum Museum gives you the story of how it all happened. Bølgen & Moi restaurant is worth a visit also, in the summer their terrace is a great place t...  more »
  • I visited the museum on a Friday morning. The staff were very helpful to explain everything and set out the map. There are lockers, I had just landed so that was convenient too. The building is intrig...  more »
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  • Very informative and well designed for younger people and even adults can have a lot of fun. The employees are very friendly and helpful.
  • Really interesting. Learned a lot about petroleum here. We were both worried if would be a bit boring but we ended up spending ages here.
  • Very good place to visit especially when you are not much aware about common oil and gas equipment and Other facts about oil. A lot of good Oil rigs and vessels models on display.
  • a must in Stavanger and although there is so much to read it doesn't get boring. there are a few interactive details
  • Nice place, both for kids and adults. Here you can learn about the science of oil and gas, but also the environmental impacts the business has.
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