Entrance ticket to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Postboks 748 Sentrum – 4004 Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
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English, Norwegian
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What To Expect

Learn how oil and gas are formed, how resources beneath the seabed are found, and how drilling and production are conducted.Exhibits present the technological advances made by this sector, and how oil revenue has affected Norwegian society. They also cover the big climate challenge posed by greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Original objects, models, films, and interactive exhibits convey the history of oil operations on the Norwegian continental shelf.Children and youngsters will find many activities at the museum; the rescue chute, catastrophe room, and a play-platform where they can slide and climb.The museum also provides insights into technological developments in the petroleum sector and the way this industry has affected Norwegian society.Norway’s oil history began in the mid-1960s when negotiations on dividing lines in the North Sea had been completed. The Ministry of Industry established an oil office and the first licensing round was announced.The museum presents historical developments from the first rigs drilling in the North Sea, via steel and concrete platforms developed and built-in Norway, to flexible modern production ships and subsea systems which seem to be the future on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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Important info

  • The museum’s specialist library contains a large collection of books related to oil and gas, technology, and industry
  • Find that special gift for young and old or a special memento of your visit in the museum shop
  • A free paper guide is available in 11 different languages
  • Guided tours are available, these are at an extra cost and will need to be requested prior to the visit due to the participant restrictions of 20 per guide
What's included
Museum entrance ticket
What's not included
Food and drink. Guided tour
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Know Before You Go
Great for the whole family. Learn about the resources beneath the seabed, and how they are found. Get insight into the technological developments in the petroleum sector
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Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date
Norsk Oljemuseum /Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Meeting Point

Norsk Oljemuseum, Postboks 748 Sentrum – 4004 Stavanger