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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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interesting place, some very nice Viking jewellery and coins, weapons and brooches, disappointed at... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Andrew F
Bristol, United Kingdom
very interesting

We enjoyed our visit to this museum as a family, my teenage son really loved it as did my... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Jacqueline T
Newry, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (3 reviews)
“viking world” (2 reviews)
“grave goods” (2 reviews)
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

interesting place, some very nice Viking jewellery and coins, weapons and brooches, disappointed at the size of the place though not much on view

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum as a family, my teenage son really loved it as did my husband.Great pieces of history on show and we got to hold chain mail vests and axes. Also some nice presents to purchase in the shop

1  Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

An excellent small well designed modern museum with a nice cafe and a fantastic collection of pre historic material with many unique objects. Very rich in assemblages of grave goods.

1  Thank BathMarske
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I took a pleasant walk to this museum by a lake with a fountain and hooded crows strutting about on the shore and comfortably and safely under a busy roundabout. I met a young family I was traveling with there, who had already spent an...More

1  Thank barbarabutler2015
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It may be small but it has many interesting exhibits. It is well worth a visit. There are weapons, rune stones, grave goods and more from Viking history. The exits are explained in Norwegian and English.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A small museum but punches above its weight and currently has a series of fun little interactive exhibits which kids will enjoy. It also has a small but very impressive viking section with artifacts and English translations. We expected to spend an hour but spent...More

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

When I was there, there was a viking exhibit. Very cool to see original swords and jewelry and other stuff. However, It is kinda small. Even though the building is pretty big. I recommend that they should expand it.

Thank Kylian L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Has all the information you need, info panels are in English too. As always the staff speak English too. Learned a few new things about 'vikings' too.

Thank Windyhair
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The museum is small and does not take a great deal of time to go through. We had guide from one of the staff...she was horrid. I stopped counting "uummm", after 50 times in the first 3 minutes. I would have anticipated better artifacts and...More

1  Thank T P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Nice museum with fascinating exhibits. The building is very modern and spacious. The cafe serves good coffee.

Thank martina_libi
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