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Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
+47 51 93 93 00
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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 technological advances and the way petroleum influences Norwegian society. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits illustrate everything from everyday life offshore to technology and dramatic incidents. The curious cat Petro serves as a guide through the museum's science centre.The museum was designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, and is an attraction in itself. Its architecture is a scenographic interpretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape and the offshore oil installations. Architechtural reviews have said that there is hardly a building in Norway which signals its function as obviously as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The museum was opened in 1999.
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Kjeringholmen 1A, Stavanger 4006, Norway
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

You learn a lot about this dangerous industry. You also must see the movie they offer. Oil made Norway very rich and the price for the workers and research done for oil is well documented. Do not miss

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Went today while on a trip for the weekend visiting a friend. Impressive use of technology and media to narrate Norway's oil discovery and production. It teaches you a lot while also being uses as PR for an industry with bad press. I came away...More

Thank Shion A
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Petroleum museum located Stavanger harbour close to cruise terminal. Provides excellent history and political view on Norwegian oil industry. Feature on the Kielland disaster included. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I am impressed with this museum! The panels, videos and interactive activities are very nice and well planed. There you can discover and learn about geology, history, environmental and social paradoxes. Hopefully, I will have the chance to visit it again. I strongly recommend visiting...More

Thank Paula A
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Honestly when my hubby wanted to go to this museum I was not that impressed but what I found was a museum that had some very impressive models, that was honest about its history and questioned the future. The short 16 min film had me...More

Thank Melinda A
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well laid out. Loads of bits to see and interesting videos. Easy to find at the end of the harbour which itself is an interesting walk. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Tells the story from geology to production. Interesting and a lot of information. Nice area for the kids to play.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We are a science teacher and geography teacher, which is why we thought this museum would be of interest when we spent the day in Stavanger on a cruise. It is a wonderful museum in Stavanger. We found it fascinating. The science of oil was...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum with friendly smiling staff. A nice play area for smaller kids and some interesting activities for the older ones. Really loved the approach towards understanding the carbon footprint gas and oil has on our environment and future. You get a good idea of...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The Norwegian Petroleum museum, as seen from the sea, looks like a small oil platform. The museum focuses on offshore petroleum activity in the North Sea, and displays various information about Norwegian oil and gas activities. The museum shows the development from the beginning to...More

Thank Adele H
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Mădălina C
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.
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picklesmudge
29 February 2016|
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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.
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26 January 2016|
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Response from Lindagreenacre | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the entry charge, but I do remember that if you keep your tickets, you can get discount at other museums.
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