The Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum) is located in Stavanger, Norway.
It was designed by the architectural firm of Lunde & Løvseth Arkitekter A/S and was opened on 20 May 1999. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform. The unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Breanna Gilbert | Feb 28, 2018
Really interesting. Learned a lot about petroleum here. We were both worried if would be a bit boring but we ended up spending ages here.
Simranjeet Singh | Jan 17, 2018
Very good place to visit especially when you are not much aware about common oil and gas equipment and Other facts about oil. A lot of good Oil rigs and vessels models on display.
Martin Neuwirth | Feb 25, 2018
a must in Stavanger and although there is so much to read it doesn't get boring. there are a few interactive details
Thor Morten Smerud | Jan 21, 2018
Nice place, both for kids and adults. Here you can learn about the science of oil and gas, but also the environmental impacts the business has.
Caspar van Dongen | Jan 11, 2018
It's quite interesting how Norway became such a rich country, but also how this now has turned into environmental considerations being top of the agenda.
Tim von Wenserski | Mar 13, 2018
Very informative and well designed for younger people and even adults can have a lot of fun. The employees are very friendly and helpful.
Takashi Nishihara | Apr 20, 2018
This was definately a place to go if you ever visit Stavanger, one of the petro kingdom? The old submarines back in the days are intriguing and catch your eyes, especially if you are male. This kind of sightseeing stuff is not so pricy compared to meals and beers!
Jason MAUCOLIN | Apr 28, 2018
Good place but all in english... it will be better with audio guides...
Star Chacko | Jun 1, 2018
Interesting buildings and informative. We visited in May 2018. If you already work in petroleum, I do NOT recommend this museum. If you don’t work in petroleum, then I DO recommend this museum. PROS: - Felt cool walking onto the platforms - Interactive exhibits CONS: - Cheesy movies (Oil Kid) - Pricey for 1 hour of infotainment
Damar Pracoyo | Jun 2, 2018
Great place for everyone to know facts and numbers related to the oil and gas industry, especially North Sea area. From how oil and gas is found, what is done afterward, to how countries have started to look for alternative energy resources which are safer for the environment. Oh, and oil company workers (Norway-based) and family got a free entrance access, too.
Veronica Bai | May 30, 2018
We like this museum, even though it is small, it gives us a lot of information about Norway's petroleum business and drove everybody to be pround of Norway Government who makes the country rich and clean.
Victor Maznev | May 25, 2018
Lots of detailed information on the history of Norwegian oils. Plan a few hours, you may quit and reenter museum during the day.
Anders Kleinstrup | Jun 1, 2018
Great museum but kids get the most of it from 5years and up I would say.
Andrew Schad | Jun 21, 2018
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
Arild Ehrenskjöld | Jun 18, 2018
If you're in any way interested in the Norwegian oil platforms (some of the largest constructions made by man) then pay this museum a visit. Informative and many interesting displays and models. Took me 2 hours to peruse.
Christopher Pearson | Jun 24, 2018
Very left wing in pushing the United Nations and Climate change/ global warming with some now well out of date information. Active displays are great but some perhaps half out of order. Pity they didn't participate in the combined museum's admission scheme. They did acknowledged however that the EU had created immense problems for the Norwegians operation of their own resources.
Daniel | Jul 23, 2018
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.
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