The Norwegian Canning Museum

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About The Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger

The city Stavanger had a dirty old stench of fish and other nasty stuff before the trade of oil and gas gave the city a make-over it deserved. Curious about how the city was back then? Well, then you must visit Norwegian Canning Museum that keeps you in the know!

Listen to the story of Stavanger’s fish canning heritage, explore the machineries, equipment, and commercials used at various stages of canning, such as salting, smoking, beheading and packing. The main attractions of this museum are:

  • Photographs of canning factories in Stavanger from the 1890s to the 1960s.
  • Book an educational program organized by the museum authority.
  • Cannery workers’ cottage, built in regency style architecture.
  • The museum has a shop to offer a wide selection of gifts including canned products, books published by museum authority, pen, keychain etc.
  • First Sunday of any month you can sample freshly smoked Sardine cooked in traditional wood-burning oven.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday in summer you can witness the traditional culinary style of cannery community.

The Norwegian Canning Museum Information

  • This museum is also known as Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.
  • You have to enter the museum from the street via stair or ramp.
  • There are no elevators inside the museum.
  • Prams are not allowed inside the Exhibition hall, although trolley is available on request.
  • You can get free street parking outside the museum.

The Norwegian Canning Museum Tickets Prices

  • Children Ticket: 40 NOK

How To Get To The Norwegian Canning Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus No. 8, Bus stop: Hertervigs Plass
  • Bus No. 2, 8, 10, 25, 28, N87 and N89, Bus Stop: Rudla

Restaurants Near The Norwegian Canning Museum

  • Ikea Restaurant
  • Peking Cuisine Restaurant

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Address: Ovre Strandgate 88, 4005 Stavanger, Norway

Phone: +47-51842700

Ticket Price: 60 NOK

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate The Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger

  • Important part of Stavanger's past before oil. Great engineering examples of the last century and more. Sample some smoked sardines and find out why an Englishman played such an important role there.

  • Nice museum to kill some pasttime. A variety of old fashioned tools and materials are displayed which were used for the canning of sardines. Nothing too funky, just a good sunday activity.

  • A small museum, but worth the 90 NOK entry fee, we spent over an hour here looking around. They had a tour guide to explain the process and old machinery which was awesome. The best part is the old black and white movie upstairs showing the process, don't miss that.

  • Excellent demonstration of the various stages of sardine canning. Loved the plastic sardines.

  • Quite a good museum, still I am hesitant to give a perfect score as I would have liked to learn more about the canned fish trade.

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