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.
- 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.
- Children: 50 NOK
- Bus no. 1, 4, 38, N81, X30 and X60 Stop: Jorenholmen
- Bolgen & Moi Restaurant
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91.4% 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
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.
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.
It is a very nice museum if you want to know more about the oil drilling and especially the oil and gas history of Norway. It has some nice equipment as well related to the offshore oil and gas operations.
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.