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Stavanger Maritime Museum

Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 407 69 679
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Go there, even if you don't like ships!

Beautiful little museum in a historic building that shows the relationship between Stavanger and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Burgdorf, Switzerland
Ship to shore

Almost missed this! Looking back in time walking through the 17th century shorefront buildings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristina U
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Playshop for children. Stavanger Sjofartsmusem owns also Anna af Sand and Wyvern, both being used in the summer time.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“herring” (5 reviews)
“audio guide” (6 reviews)
“model ships” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 407 69 679
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful little museum in a historic building that shows the relationship between Stavanger and seafaring through the ages. Well worth a visit!

Thank martina_libi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost missed this! Looking back in time walking through the 17th century shorefront buildings. Displays (models) of ships. Also store, office & apartment of ship owner. It's part of Stavanger museum, so ticket includes several venues.

Thank Kristina U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...Then this is the place to be. We got free entrance as we had visited the interesting canning museum, part of the MUST group. There is no proper welcome unfortunately as opposed to the great welcome and guided tour at the canning museum. So a...More

Thank RatingDuo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront is the Maritime Museum. It's more than just ships, it's about life in this city in the old days before North Sea Oil wells and tourists on cruise ships. Give yourself plenty of time to visit, at least an hour. After...More

1  Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Static displays of offices, and related maritime shops. Nice models of ships.not much to it and must look for English information.

Thank steve z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly located along the harbor, and occupying several historical buildings, this museum is one for the whole family to enjoy. Many of the activities are hands-on as children of all ages get to learn about Norway's maritime past, which there is a lot of. There...More

1  Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum gave us 50% reduction on entry charge as we had already been to the Petroleum Museum. The first few exhibition areas did not have descriptions in English, but subsequent ones did. There was information about Stavanger and its herring industry and then the...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is an impressive museum. It is set over three floors in lots of rooms that are full of history. There is an old office, kitchen and shop to name a few, all very realistic. It is so full of Maritime history and very detailed....More

Thank jolleygirlc
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I love ships and the sea, so this museum was a must for me. It lays right in the city center, so you can reach it by walk. There are a lot of interesting things about the last few centuries ship making and trade. You...More

Thank Helga D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the building itself and the exhibits. The audio guide was excellent. Be sure to pick one up at the entrance.

Thank John K
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26 May 2017|
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Response from tom g | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If you search on 'Stavanger Maritime Museum' you will see it is an older building. You will also see how cramped the display area is and this will make it difficult. On the plus side the staff are extremly helpful and if... More