Stavanger boasts of its seafaring and fishing heritage and its fascinating stories can be experienced at the Stavanger Maritime Museum. This beautiful building sits right by the harbour and has tons of exhibits and displays including a collection of some 7,500 maritime artefacts, 350 paintings and 600 maps and model ships.
Don’t forget to head to its second floor where you can visit the general store of the museum. Browse through the artefacts used by the sailors and collect souvenirs for your trip back home. In the third floor you will see merchant’s apartment, sail maker’s loft decorated in the style of 1900s. And this is the place where your kids can really enjoy. You can encourage them to play skipper of a boat while being dressed in 1900s’ maritime clothing.
- Baby prams are not allowed inside the museum, they provide strollers on request.
- You can park your car at pay-&-display parking lot in front of the museum.
- Museum authority offers free audio guide to its visitors.
- Ticket to this museum gives you a free entry to Stavanger Canning Museum.
- The timings given here are approximate and may be subject to change.
- Bus Line no.2, Bus stop: Stavanger HPL 25
- Elex Sushi Restaurant
- In house cafe in the museum.
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21.51% of people who visit Stavanger include Stavanger Maritime Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
55.74% of people start their Stavanger Maritime Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Stavanger Maritime Museum
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stavanger Maritime Museum
Loved this place, calm and welcoming and a small cafe that looked very good (we had eaten elsewhere otherwise would of tried it) there was a ticket you could buy for multiple museums but we were short on time so this was the only one we visited.
So much history! Stavanger is s resilient community and the Maritime Museums captures that history well. Take a private tour, if offered.
A great introduction to the history of Stavanger and Norway's part in the World Wars. English translations of the exhibits are available, and the app will help guide you through them as well. A very good start to a journey here.
This is an interesting museum with some of the insightful events from the history of Stavanger. Also, the nicely designed boats and cruises can be interesting to look at. The downside of this museum is that they don’t have the English translations of the events. Nonetheless, the museum still remains very unique and influential to look at!
Small museum in the actual homes the fisherman used to live and work. Situated in a very cool and busy quay.