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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  • Passed this before and shipped it.. didn’t think it could possibly be interesting. Was wrong...a very good museum, extremely interesting, lots to see and extremely helpful, friendly staff.  more »
  • Her kan en gå gjennom heile olje/gass historien på norsk sokkel med å lese, lytte og sjå modeller og bilder. Veldig bra!  more »
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  • Must visit! Only came here as I had some time to kill. Really informative and interesting. I really do wish I had more time here as I arrived an hour before closing. All information provided was so engrossing and surprisingly emotional.
  • A really well-done museum packed with information ranging from the history of the oil and gas industry in Norway to the current state and aspired future state (there’s a particularly nice section about renewable/clean energy). Great for all ages and learner types as there are many interactive elements in the museum in addition to text-heavy sections. Would suggest 1.5 - 2 hours for a visit.
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