Norwegian Petroleum MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Kjeringholmen- Posboks 748 Sentrum – 4004 Stavanger, Norway
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47-51939300
- Ticket Price: 100 NOK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Norwegian Petroleum Museum - Review
Norsk Oljemuseum is one of its kind, dedicated to showcase the technology and process that goes into oil and Gas production. This museum was started on 20th May’1999 and has coveted DASA award to its credit. The architecture of the museum is itself a highlight and is inspired by Norwegian bedrock. Live exhibits, working models make you understand the intricacies of deep water drilling, related incidents and revolutionary techniques that make it all possible. The various sections and highlights of this museum are:
- History of the Earth
- Energy and Man
- At the Technological frontier
- Factories at Sea
- Technology in depth
- For youngsters
The museum authorities have gone an extra mile to make the experience of seeing museum a fruitful one for young children by involving them in activities that give great insight into the profound world of oil and gas exploration.
Norwegian Petroleum Museum Information
- This museum is known as Norsk Oljemuseum in Norwegian.
- Watch the video on entering the museum first, which will give you fair idea about the exhibits and activities.
- Carry enough cash to get the entry to other sections within the museum.
- There is a shop and library inside from where you can pick mementos and spend some time reading.
Norwegian Petroleum Museum Ticket Prices
- Children: 50 NOK
How To reach Norwegian Petroleum Museum by Public Transport
- Bus no. 1, 4, 38, N81, X30 and X60 Stop: Jorenholmen
Restaurants Near Norwegian Petroleum Museum
- Bolgen & Moi Restaurant
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Stavanger before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Stavanger and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Norwegian Petroleum Museum
91.6% of people who visit Stavanger include Norwegian Petroleum Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.43% of people start their Norwegian Petroleum Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Norwegian Petroleum Museum
55.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Norwegian Petroleum Museum Trips
1 View13 Days 12 Nights13 Day Trip to Stavanger, Oslo, Geiranger, Bergen from MontrealBy: Guest UserCity: Oslo, Stavanger, Geiranger, Bergen
1 View18 Days 17 Nights18 Day Trip to Flåm, Stavanger, Oslo, Geiranger, Bergen, Kirkenes from SliemaBy: Guest UserCity: Oslo, Stavanger, Geiranger, Bergen, Kirkenes, Flam
Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger Reviews
The museum offers a deep overview into the energy industry, as well as its history, future and challenges. We were pleasantly surprised by the regular English guided tours, which were led by knowledgeable staff with actual experience in the industry, giving the commentaries a personal touch. The scaled models of numerous rigs and ships provide valuable insight into the construction details, and the re-enactment of the well extraction platform helps greatly in visualizing the demanding activities that happen daily in the isolated offshore rigs. For those who are interested, the museum can easily take up a whole day. There is also a playground for children, a restaurant, and a library that opens only on weekdays.
Fascinating museum on the science behind drilling and the history if the North Sea oil industry. There is a good play area for young children inside (with a climbing frame, slide and building blocks) and a larger outdoors play area for those a little older. Both are oil-rig themed with the outdoor one actually being built from decommissioned oil rig machinery. Definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the city.
Fascinating, comprehensive and properly engaging. Doesn't shy away from the important question posed by climate change: should we keep it in the ground? I particularly liked the film 'Oil Kid' which vividly synthesises Norway's oil drama.
Loved the museum. It is fascinating to see how we harvest the oil from the sea. You can see how the technology advanced. Great miniatures and models of the oil drilling bases.
Lovely Museum. For the price, there is a plethora of exhibits and things to see. Possibly a little biased as I am an engineer but it was very very cool and they did an excellent job of both explaining processes and the history of the Norwegian Oil Industry. I think it also did a good job of not wildly romanticizing nor vilifying the industry and providing a good balanced view of it all. Excellent visit, probably good for science-y kids 12 and up