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Norwegian Canning Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Small, Fascinating Museum

We went into this museum because, having gone to the Petroleum Museum earlier, we could get in for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marjorie L
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Larchmont, New York
Completely brilliant!

The Canning Factory was the last stop on our list of things to do for the day in Stavanger, as... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Nicki B
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The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in Øvre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the city known as 'Gamle Stavanger' (Old Stavanger). In this authentic factory environment, the production of canned brisling and...more
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Ovre Strandgate 88, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into this museum because, having gone to the Petroleum Museum earlier, we could get in for free on the same ticket. It was terrific! It's an old sardine packing factory, with the old machinery still in place and plenty of plastic sardines so...More

Thank Marjorie L
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marjorie L, Sounds like you were here in the summer, when the sun shone all day - and in some places, all night as well… Not today, in Stavanger, but your heart-warming review (and five pips as well) did much to bring both light...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Canning Factory was the last stop on our list of things to do for the day in Stavanger, as closest to our cruise ship. Piers, you absolutely made our visit! So great to meet another like-minded soul with a great, dry sense of humour....More

Thank Nicki B
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear, wonderful Nicki B and family! What a delightful start to an otherwise cold, wet typically unStavangerian type of day. Warmth and light exude from your comments. I should rather be thanking you! Lovely to have people who appreciate the humour. It is largely spontaneous,...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Really enjoyed this visit. try and fit the sardines in the cans yourself not as easy as it sounds! The guide and rubber sardines are there for you along with the cans. See the old smoking ovens and how they used to work with the...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear Sally J, Thank you for your kind and positive comments about the Canning Museum! Real sardines are a little bit easier to pack, but then there is oil both in the fish, and in the cans (olive oil, that is). We do still fire...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

All you need to know about herring hove they got catched and process afterwards put into tins from Norway all over the worldMore

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Rainer B, Yes, that about sums up what the museum is about! Hope you had the guided tour - looks like your English is good - or maybe just the brochure to explain. Thank you for four pips! Have a great weekend :-) Best...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

The curator gave my friend and me a personal tour of the canning factory where we learned all things sardines! He made it interesting and informative beyond our expectations. A can't miss place in this charming city.More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear judyk15, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review of the Canning Museum! Nice to know that our efforts to share our passion are appreciated. Don't know quite what your expectations were, but happy to know that we exceeded them! Have a great life!...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Dear museum curator we are on our way to your beautiful museum on a trip from paris. Will miss opening hour by 1 hour. Please wait for us would not want to miss this expérience !!!More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear isabelle b, I am so sorry that I was not at the museum on Sunday, and so did not receive this message until Monday morning. Alas too late. :( The museum may have been open a little longer than usual because of the cruise...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This little museum tells a fascinating story and is a great one hour diversion in beautiful old Stavanger on a rainy day. It would benefit from some investment in better signage and interpretation, but the archive films are superb. Every town and city needs small...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Timpain, Thank you for your review: Nice to know that someone cares enough to write - and four pips too! We are currently discussing a major update/overhaul of the Exhibition (yes really) as a new Printing Museum is to be built in the back...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

As a lover of sardines, I was determined to visit the Canning Museum and dragged my husband and 6year old daughter along with me. So glad I did, perfect for a rainy afternoon!!! My daughter loved packing tins of pretend sardines and we had to...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear ge0rginab80, Do I sense that you have some Aussie connexions? "Happy camper" is an expression I associate with Oz. at any rate. Here's hoping that your love of sardines is especially for our King Oscar brand, which had its birth in Stavanger 116 years...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

We have visited the Norvegian Canning Museum on a sunny Sunday, a digestable amount of information, activity that was fun for all of us (I visited with two 17 yrs olds. Tried placing fake sardines in metal boxes: one can appreciate these things better after...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I was there at a tuesday morning and there were only a few other visitors so one of the employers asked if he could do a tour with us and how long the tour should be. he explained all the machines and knew a lot...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear Vanessa K, thank you so much for your appreciative feedback. It gives me a good start to the day - and I can always go back and read it again in the cold and grey winter months! Thank you too for your recommendation to...More

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