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Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

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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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  • It was great visiting this place. Going through all the minute details over the whole of museum, it was really great to gather information about Norwegian oil industry. We understood important role.....  more
    It was great visiting this place. Going through all the minute details over the whole of museum, it was really great to gather information about Norwegian oil industry. We understood important role.....  more »
  • Even if you find the topic of "oil and gas" a bit boring, give this place a try. They do an amazing, fun and interactive job in presenting the importance of the oil and gas industry to the great... 
    Even if you find the topic of "oil and gas" a bit boring, give this place a try. They do an amazing, fun and interactive job in presenting the importance of the oil and gas industry to the great...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum I'm usually not a very enthusiastic museum-goer but this museum absolutely won me over. It provides a lot of information in a very visual and playful way. I loved the reflecting and self-critical aspect. The oil industry is not glorified here but rather rationally explained and climate aspects get highlighted very well. Would totally recommend also for children.
  • This is a good museum for both children and adults. The models are fantastic. And there's a hologram room that we spent a half hour in easy but could have spent longer. It was just so cool. The day we attended, there was a theater show and it missed the mark on educational value (the message was mixed too, whether oil had been good or bad for Norway). There is also a large dinosaur portion but none of the dinosaurs on display have anything to do will oil or Norway so it's a little confusing. I understand it as an attraction for kids, but there must be other ways to engage children on oil than just dinosaurs. Oh well, they were cool to look at but I think they detracted from the rest of the museum.

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