Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

#1 of 35 in Childrens Museums in Norway
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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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  • Very interesting place, everything is presented neatly. Unfortunately, many things were closed due to the virus, for example, the playroom, but other things you also touch and can get infected, so in....  more »
  • Really this could be so much more informative and interactive. A few areas were closed because of COVID-19 some were just out of order (broken). Information is laid out in a chaotic way and while...  more »
  • Really great place to visit if you’re in Stavanger. Even if you’re not interested in the oil industry, this place is worth a look. Great set up with a variety of different interactive areas throughout, information is accurate and to a good level for understanding and if you’re bringing children, they wont be bored. I have been here several times over the years and this museum continues to deliver the goods. Keep it up!
  • High quality exhibits, videos and interactive equipment. scale models were fascinating. Good mix of summary and detailed text. A peek into different a world.
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