Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger

4.5
#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 good museum that covers the oil industry in Norway. Lots of information and exhibits. They have a movie which isn’t great but keeps your interest. Part of the second floor replicates a deep... 
    Very good museum that covers the oil industry in Norway. Lots of information and exhibits. They have a movie which isn’t great but keeps your interest. Part of the second floor replicates a deep...  more »
  • Visited whilst on a cruise. IMHO you need 3 hours. Good for all ages: animated dinosaurs, geology, technical stuff, state control of revenues and climate change change. Half price for over 60's. Only....  more
    Visited whilst on a cruise. IMHO you need 3 hours. Good for all ages: animated dinosaurs, geology, technical stuff, state control of revenues and climate change change. Half price for over 60's. Only....  more »
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  • This is a great museum which is packed full of interesting and interactive exhibits related to the oil industry and dinosaurs! As well as learning about the history of oil you can wander through mock ups of the rigs themselves, experience life on a rig, life rafts and so on. Easy to spend a couple of hours here, even if you don't think you are interested in oil
  • A very nice LITTLE museum. It was a good experience visiting here, they have a nice theme going on from having moving, growling dinosaurs models to videos about how oil came to be to how the oil boom came to Norway. Models of rigs and ships. But it is a pretty small museum as far as museums go, they could have shown so much more at a bigger place, but I guess they're bound by the area they have. Hence 4 stars out of 5.

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