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Norwegian Canning Museum

Ovre Strandgate 88, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 407 28 470
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Historical interest

This is in the old town and you need to be mobile to wander along the cobbled streets which are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SueWolves53
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Best part of our trip!

As the plane landed in Stavanger, we were unsure of the adventure that would unfold before us. This... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
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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 fish balls can still be seen. From the 1890s to approximately 1960, the canning industry was Stavanger's most significant trade. The exhibition provides insight into the environment and the working conditions of the canning factories. The complete process, from the arrival of the fresh fish until the cans leave the factory, can be seen in detail. The machinery is still in good technical condition, and on every first Sunday of the month, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer season, the smoking ovens are lit. On these days visitors can taste freshly smoked brisling right from the oven. Free guided tours in English available. Explanatory leaflets available in a variety of other languages.
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Ovre Strandgate 88, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in the old town and you need to be mobile to wander along the cobbled streets which are also on an incline. Give some insight into the past.More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SueWolves53, Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Canning Museum - and four pips too! We do our best at the museum to accommodate the less mobile, but as a listed building our hands are tied as to lifts etc....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

As the plane landed in Stavanger, we were unsure of the adventure that would unfold before us. This quaint and beautiful factory, nestled in Old Town is full to the brim with relics and interesting tales from the proud tradition of canning in Stavanger. We...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know anything about the man or the company (I’d heard of skipper sardines but hadn’t really given them much thought to be honest 😬). Very quaint little museum (with very good quality tshirts might I add!) keep hold of your receipt as this gives...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear babsfab, Thaaaank you so much for giving us five pips! Really appreciate your comments :-) Even the Library in Newcastle hadn't heard of Angus Watson, so you are in good Company! We enjoy being quaint - it singles us out... Yes, Lisa is a...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The informative curator took us round, taking time to answer our questions and making the history of this place very real. The souvenir shop was well packed and the working machines made us realise how noisy and dirty life for a worker actually was. A...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear David O, A bit of sleuthing suggests that you may be the same "David" who also graced our visitors' book with a very positive comment (and exquisite handwriting, a delight to behold). Perhaps not, but anyway, Your comments warmed my heart (minus seven degrees...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

You can’t talk about the history of Stavanger without talking about the canning industry and this museum is a perfect introduction. Being in the old cannery building, they have most of the equipment set up in place with all the tools (plastic fish instead of...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear C_Cali14, I hope you'll come back on a day when we are smoking (real!) fish - then you'll really get a sense (sense of smell, mainly..) of how it used to work. Yes, ticket always covers multiple museums. It's easy to be friendly to...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Child friendly and interactive... pack sardine cans, taste smoked fish on scheduled weekends, dress un worker's clothes. Helpful and friendly staff.More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear Gaye145, Nice to know that we have something for all generations. You can dress in the boss' clothes too, if you like! Thank you for giving us four pips - what do we have to do for you to make it a five? Have...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The curator of the museum gave us a tour of the museum explaining the history and showing us how different things work. I didn’t realised canning could be so interesting.More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Dear Melinda A, How kind of you to take the trouble to review your visit to us at the Canning Museum. I think I remember you! Thank you too for awarding us five pips. Today this morning in Norway it is dark and cold and...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Who could have thought that a museum about canned sardines could be so interesting? The staff was very helpful, telling small and interesting anecdotes about the life in the factories, but never being intrusive. My friend who is a current day factory worker also enjoyed...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Henrik W, Happy New Year to you and your friend - as you bring a Happy New Year to us, with encouraging comments, and, not least, a Five-Pip rating. Thank you! If you are desperate for sardines in hot sauce - all we need...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

they made an excellent job keeping the history of this canning factory. activities for children, curiosities for adults and an incredible shop! and it's right in the centre of old Stavanger!More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear cinziaparma2017, I am sorry to have taken so long to have replied to your kind comments about the Canning Museum. Thank you so much! Have a great 2018 - and hope to see you again, maybe for a guided tour if you didn't get...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

A very interesting insight into the workings of an original canning factory. A very enthusiastic guide gave an interesting overview of how the process would have worked. Although it states it is closed on Wednesdays they do sometimes open if a cruise ship is in,...More

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Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Ian M, Usually closed on Mondays, during the winter season, but we are usually physically present at the museum, even if behind closed doors! Very kind of you to comment so favourably on us. Thank you, and Happy Christmas! Best regards Piers Crocker, Curator

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