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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Surprisingly interesting!

I learned so much, and need to go again because there was so much information. It is a great place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
Very interesting

My husband is an Engineer and found this place fascinating our 10 year old son had a good time too... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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“oil industry”(128 reviews)
“oil rig”(36 reviews)
“oil exploration”(22 reviews)
A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, disovered and produced, and what they are used for. The museum also provides informastion about...more
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned so much, and need to go again because there was so much information. It is a great place for both kids and adults

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank antu63
Reviewed 2 November 2018

My husband is an Engineer and found this place fascinating our 10 year old son had a good time too looking at the oil drilling platform it was the real thing the escape slide was popular we spent about 2 hours but my husband would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christineekenny
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We went to the Petroleum Museum because we had some time to kill before meeting a friend nearby, and it turned out to be surprisingly interesting. The museum did a nice job of teaching you about the oil industry in an interesting way, and much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marjorie L
Reviewed 19 October 2018

What an outstanding exhibit. On our visit we were aware of lots of older men showing their grandchildren this fantastic display showing what has happened off Norway the past 40 plus years. The models are so detailed. Brought back a lot of memories of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Thestoneards
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I visited here with my family and found best oil museum in the world. Stavanger is a great place to live and visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SaqibButt
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I highly enjoyed this museum. It rather is an educational centre. Loved the many models, interactive video screens and experiments. It teaches you not only the technological part of the oil industry, but also how it has transformed Norway as a society. Nice and helpfull...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thetravelbee58
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The museum offers a deep overview into the energy industry, as well as its history, future and challenges. We were pleasantly surprised by the regular English guided tours, which were led by knowledgeable staff with actual experience in the industry, giving the commentaries a personal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Foodprints
Reviewed 28 September 2018

From dinosaurs to deep water rigs the Norwegian Petroleum Museum has it all. Especially interesting is a short film about what the effect of discovering oil had on the local populace.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Great way to spend a rainy day in Stavanger and believe me there are plenty of them. Explanation of the Norwegian oil adventure and how the live on the riggs was and still is. Very informative and explained in a way also small teenagers understand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carsten S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

There is a short-film that plays in a room across-left from the entrance every 15 minutes or so. It is about a man going to visit his dad who used to work in the oil industry. It's actually quite historical and I found it to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 May 2018|
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Response from ade55 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is walkable in Stavanger
4 August 2017|
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Response from Siri V | Property representative |
There are no audioguides, but as the others have answered, you do not need that. There are paperguides in 11 Languages and everything is texted in English.
29 February 2016|
Response from Siri V | Property representative |
A 15 years old will still count as A child, your 18 year old starting university as student. Welcome to visit us.