Norwegian Petroleum Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting
Kjeringholmen 1a, 4006 Stavanger, Norway
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About Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Museum focusing on oil extraction activities in the North Sea. Comes with a view, being located in the harbor of Stavanger.
Attractions Near Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Stavanger Cathedral is Norway’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. Stavanger Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city, in the borough of Storhaug. The church is part of the “Stavanger domkirke” parish in the Stavanger arch-deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger.
Gamle Stavanger is a historic area of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The area consists largely of restored wooden buildings which were built in the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. The area selected for conservation was the one considered the least desirable, consisting of small rundown wooden buildings located on the western side of Vågen, the inner harbor area of Stavanger. This area has a selection of preserved wood houses dating from both the 19th and 20th c
A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream. The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows.
Stavanger Museum is located in the city center and has three departments; the cultural history section, the natural history section, and the Norwegian Children's Museum. he main theme of "From ancient landscape to oil town” is the history of Stavanger from its founding in 1125 until 1995.
The Iron Age farm at Ullandhaug is a reconstructed farm from the migration period, approx. 350 - 550 AD The farm is located on top of Ullandhaug, about 3 kilometers from Stavanger city center, with magnificent views of Nord-Jæren and Hafrsfjord. During the migration period, there was a farm on this site, and curator Tor Helliesen at Stavanger Museum investigated and mapped the sites of the Iron Age farm as early as 1900.
The three swords commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872 when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings.
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Discover More Attractions in Rogaland, Where Norwegian Petroleum Museum Is Located
Mainly a coastal region with fjords, beaches, and islands. It is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry.
What Visitors Say About Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The museum looks like an oil platform from far away. It focuses and exhibits informations about offshore petroleum activities in the north sea. There is a lot of exhibits here- different kinds and sizes of drill bits, oil pipelines, the evolution of oil platforms so and so on. It also explains the pressure and temparture differences the workers has to face, the safety evacuation procedures they have to follow, the history of oil extractions in Norway etc.. This is a very interesting museum and you may have to spend around 1 to 2.5 hours here for absorbing everything.