We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Viking summer

A well organised collection, made better with extras from Oslo and other museums. The most... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marta D
Vikings, history and friendliness.

One of the highlights of our trip. If you are into history, this is a fantastic place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pame_Travels
,
Norway
Read all 137 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public archives of prehistoric sites. Models show prehistoric life, exhibits of natural historic highlights. Children's activities, CD games etc. Library, bookshop, museum shop. Lunch café.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“polar bear” (6 reviews)
“stone age” (3 reviews)
“viking world” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION
Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
CONTACT
Website
+47 51 83 26 00
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Stavanger
from US$120.40
More Info
from US$120.90
More Info
from US$39.50
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (137)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"polar bear"
in 6 reviews
"stone age"
in 3 reviews
"viking world"
in 2 reviews
"grave goods"
in 2 reviews
"rune stones"
in 2 reviews
"archaeological finds"
in 2 reviews
"chain mail"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"iron age"
in 2 reviews
"two hours"
in 2 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 3 reviews
"skeleton"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 100 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A well organised collection, made better with extras from Oslo and other museums. The most interesting was to watch a restorer lady in action cleaning a sherd of a pot under the microscope with a fine scalpel.

Thank Marta D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our trip. If you are into history, this is a fantastic place to visit. They have amazing artifacts from the Viking Age, and from other periods of time. You can see a pair of bronze lurs from the Bronze Age,...More

Thank Pame_Travels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The space is modern and nicely designed - not too full, not too sparse. Lots of striking Viking artifacts for a local museum. The docent for my cruise-based tour did not seem to have a script and imparted very little information for the time she...More

Thank Catherine T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hello Catherine, We are sorry to hear you didnt fully enjoy your tour, but happy to hear you enjoyed the museum as a whole. We take pride in what we offer our guests and will take your feedback in to consideration. Sincerely, Margrethe Museum of...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a great little museum - just a short walk from the centre of Stavanger (though you may need a decent map to find it). It has a lot of Viking stuff in it and a great Ice Age Polar Bear skeleton found under...More

Thank UncleBarbar1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hey, We are really pleased to see you enjoyed your trip to our museum! We really take pride in what we offer to you as our guest. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Margrethe Museum of Archeology, Stavanger

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I visited this museum as part of a highlights of Stavanger tour so we only stopped here for about 50 minutes. This is only a small museum and some of the descriptions of the exhibits were not translated into English. Luckily we had a museum...More

Thank Craig D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Craig, We are glad to see you enjoyed your tour at our museum. We are really proud of the polar bear skeleton, and the other displayed items in our exhibition. We hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small museum. Unfortunately not too many things are translated to English so I missed a few things. I found it very interesting. It tells you about Vikings and the first catholic roots. The beginning of the industry era in Stavanger and Norway....More

Thank Ari P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi, We are sorry to hear you missed some of our displays due to lack of translation. We are sorry to hear you feel our exibition may be a bit small. But we hope to welcome you again, maby in a bigger exibition next time,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were part of a cruise ship tour. We were very pleased with this attraction. The Viking history was fascinating. Fun for all.

Thank pvnipper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour at our museum. Hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was keen to visit on Monday 25 June 2018 but when I checked the opening hours - it's not open on Mondays. Our cruise ship is in port all day - surely such a significant tourist attraction should be open for at least part...More

2  Thank gjw132015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

I'm so sorry about this. The listing where you found the opening hours must have been wrong. We have open mondays from 2. May and to 1 September. The rest of the year we have closed on Mondays. Hope that you will find another occation...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Fascinating museum with some pretty breathtaking exhibits! The Viking area scared the crap out of me as was not expecting mannequins! Fab for kids and adults alike.

Thank Rachel F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much. Glad to hear that you had a good experience in our Museum. Best Regards, Ragnhild, Communications Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I spent about one hour there. Covers thousands of years of local history from an archeological point of view. Also has alot of Viking history. Unfortunately the skeleton remains of the human and polar bear were not available for viewing due to renovation. Recommended.

Thank John L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi John, Nice to hear you enjoyed your experience at our museum, even though there was an ongoing renovation. I really hope you will be able to come back, now that the renovation is complete. Sincerely Margrethe

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Stavanger
Stavanger lille Hotel
77 reviews
.21 km away
Scandic Stavanger Park
418 reviews
.28 km away
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
936 reviews
.50 km away
Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
145 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
26 North Restaurant & Social Club
441 reviews
.54 km away
Bluebird Kaffebar
99 reviews
.51 km away
Kitchen & Table Stavanger
189 reviews
.51 km away
Sushi San
139 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stavanger Cathedral
532 reviews
.75 km away
Skagenkaien
85 reviews
.83 km away
Paseo por la calle
81 reviews
.82 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Anita-Anibillys A
8 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Arkeologisk mus... U | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The opening hours at the museum is as follows: 2nd of may-31st of august monday – friday 10am–4pm saturday-sunday 11am–4pm As for the Iron Age Farm, the opening hours are as followed: 2nd of may– 31st of... More
0
Votes
Google Translation