Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum will teach you everything you ever needed to know about oil and gas energy. Designed in the shape of a miniature platform, the Stavanger oil museum stands as a testament to the importance of these hydrocarbon fuels to modern Norway.
Tourists wishing to learn about the exciting world of oil and gas should stay at one of the many central hotel rooms in Stavanger
. The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger is located just a short walk from the city's famous cathedral and has 208 attractive rooms for guests to base their holiday from.
Things to see at the Stavanger oil museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum was opened in 1999 and has become an iconic landmark of Stavanger's harbour district.
The interactive museum is packed full of pictures and videos, providing a family friendly insight into the workings of oil and gas platforms and the role they have played in the country's economic success. Suitable for all ages, one of the most popular exhibits at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum is about the North Sea divers and how oil was originally discovered, and the platforms erected.
As well as learning about the history of the industry, the Stavanger oil museum will provide visitors with an understanding about what it is like for the people who work on the North Sea platforms and some of the machinery they use.
Staying in Stavanger
The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger allows visitors to easily access the Norwegian Petroleum Museum as well as other attractions such as the Stavanger Museum
and main shopping district. During their stay guests can enjoy the excellent on-site bar facilities as well as sampling some Norwegian delicacies in the competitively priced restaurant.