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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Limited opening hours

I was keen to visit on Monday 25 June 2018 but when I checked the opening hours - it's not open on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
The Viking Surprise!

Fascinating museum with some pretty breathtaking exhibits! The Viking area scared the crap out of... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Rachel F
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Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public archives of prehistoric sites. Models show prehistoric life, exhibits of natural historic highlights. Children's activities, CD games etc. Library, bookshop, museum shop. Lunch café.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (3 reviews)
“viking world” (2 reviews)
“grave goods” (2 reviews)
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was keen to visit on Monday 25 June 2018 but when I checked the opening hours - it's not open on Mondays. Our cruise ship is in port all day - surely such a significant tourist attraction should be open for at least part...More

1  Thank gjw132015
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Fascinating museum with some pretty breathtaking exhibits! The Viking area scared the crap out of me as was not expecting mannequins! Fab for kids and adults alike.

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I spent about one hour there. Covers thousands of years of local history from an archeological point of view. Also has alot of Viking history. Unfortunately the skeleton remains of the human and polar bear were not available for viewing due to renovation. Recommended.

Thank John L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Im a huge Viking history fan, this museum was wonderful, historical finds form the period, tales of sagas and people who traveled far and wide for trade and plunder. the museum is so well laid out didn't miss a thing. it also covers sites of...More

Thank Gareth W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were glad that we visited the Arkeologisk Museum in Stavanger. The exhibit space was small, but the artifacts on display were very interesting. For the most part, the accompanying explanations were clear and helpful. The upstairs space has large windows looking into the archaeologists'...More

Thank omahatraveller124
Reviewed 6 September 2017

interesting place, some very nice Viking jewellery and coins, weapons and brooches, disappointed at the size of the place though not much on view

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this museum as a family, my teenage son really loved it as did my husband.Great pieces of history on show and we got to hold chain mail vests and axes. Also some nice presents to purchase in the shop

1  Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

An excellent small well designed modern museum with a nice cafe and a fantastic collection of pre historic material with many unique objects. Very rich in assemblages of grave goods.

1  Thank BathMarske
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I took a pleasant walk to this museum by a lake with a fountain and hooded crows strutting about on the shore and comfortably and safely under a busy roundabout. I met a young family I was traveling with there, who had already spent an...More

1  Thank barbarabutler2015
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It may be small but it has many interesting exhibits. It is well worth a visit. There are weapons, rune stones, grave goods and more from Viking history. The exits are explained in Norwegian and English.

Thank Roger T
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