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Norway's black-gold treasure chest

There’s way more to Stavanger than a hunt for black gold, although the oil capital of Norway is not as popular of a destination as Oslo and Bergen. The city still retains some of its sleepy, provincial charm, but it’s now modern and cosmopolitan, and chock-full of nostalgic attractions and worthwhile treasures. Gamle Stavanger, with its winding streets and wooden houses, is still the main tourist draw. The fjords and scenic nature, however, are second-to-none, and there’s enough entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum)

Famous The history of petroleum in the Norwegian society

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Family Park

Here, the entire family gets to experience the Oil Fairytale. Test yourself in the Disaster Room, fly a helicopter, test survival equipment, and take a trip down the escape hatch! Recommended for kids four and up, and just 30-60 minutes.

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The history of petroleum in the Norwegian society Editors' Note

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum) exhibits everything related to the history of the oil industry in Norway, including; original objects, models, films, interactive exhibits and so on.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum) was opened in 1999, and it soon became one of the most important landmarks of the Port of Stavanger. Seen from the sea, the building designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, reminds of an oil platform.

Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum)
Kjeringholmen 1, 4004 Stavanger
+47 51 93 93 00
1. June - 31. August: Daily 10 - 19 1 September - 31 May: Mo - Sa 10 - 16 Su. 10 - 18