Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

4.5
Learn more about the oil industry and offshore petroleum activity in the North Sea through interactive displays at Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Displays of tools, films, models, and other exhibits provide insight into the history, geology, and technology behind the oil industry. See how oil is produced and what it is used for, as well as the influence the industry has had on the Norwegian economy. The museum also includes information on the downsides of oil production, such as production disasters and environmental effects. Notice the unusual architecture of the museum, which from afar resembles an oil platform. Using our custom trip planner, Stavanger attractions like Norwegian Petroleum Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was caught by surprise with this museum. It was incredibly insightful and interactive. Good for all members of the family  more »
  • We have opportunity to visit the museum and was a great experience. In fact you can see the history of the petrol in the Nord sea. Nice miniatures of the equipment and interesting movies  more »
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  • Great museum! Very well explained, taking the visits through the whole history of it, as well as the most interesting internal processes. It’s very interactive as well, which makes the experience by far more memorable. Highly recommended. Open all year round- we went on Easter Thursday and it was perhaps one if not the only open attraction in the city.
  • I have been to the Oil Museum several times and it's changed bit by bit over the years so it's always interesting to visit. I am a geologist myself and I think the museum does a very good job of explaining some of the history of oil and and how it's made. There's not much to do in Stavanger sadly but this is worth a visit.
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