Stavanger Museum celebrates the sensational history of Norway's fourth largest city and its world-renowned culture. Dating to the 19th century, the organisation has now expanded to several departments with artefacts ranging from works of art to former maritime machinery.
Tourists visiting the area to absorb its culture should stay at a Stavanger hotel
situated in its bustling city centre. The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger offers guests the choice of 208 tasteful rooms as well as an excellent on-site restaurant offering famed Norwegian culinary specialities.
Things to see at Stavanger Museum
The Museum is now located in Old Stavanger and is part of the very cultural fabric of the city. Founded in 1877, Stavanger Museum has undergone expansions throughout the 20th century, meaning it now encompasses seven departments detailing varying parts of the city's story.
Stavanger Art Museum is one of the most popular sites for holidaymakers to visit due to its collection of over 2,000 works dating from the 1800s. The museum displays both celebrated Norwegian and international artists, with its 70 Lars Hertevig watercolours a major draw alongside work by Olaf Lange, Edvard Munch and many more.
The Norwegian Maritime Museum is another part of Stavanger Museum which details the country's proud seafaring past as well as operating two classic sailboats for tourists to explore. Visitors to the city can also find out about its past as a herring hotspot at the Norwegian Canning Museum and learn how these fish were packed for sale across the country.
Staying in Stavanger
The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger is well-located to allow guests to visit not only Stavanger Museum but other historic sites such as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum
or Lysefjord. After a full day exploring the city, tourists will be able to relax in the hotel or enjoy any of the 2008 European Capital of Culture's central attractions.