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Stavanger Maritime Museum

Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 407 69 679
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Very interesting

We had called into the canning museum earlier and Lisa said our receipt entitled us to free entry... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
babsfab1972
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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A place for a whole family

It is a very interesting place for understand the history, how was evolutionating the maritime... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Miroslava V
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Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Acitivity exhibition for children. Stavanger Maritime Museum also owns the historical vessels Anna af Sand and Wyvern, operated by volunteer crews.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sail loft” (5 reviews)
“herring” (5 reviews)
“audio guide” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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+47 407 69 679
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had called into the canning museum earlier and Lisa said our receipt entitled us to free entry to the maritime museum - pleased we went. Lovely olde fashioned rooms with the Victorian telephones, typewriters and stoves. Really interesting artifacts from days gone by -...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It is a very interesting place for understand the history, how was evolutionating the maritime industry. If you ask yourself, why it is so important? well, in a city like Stavanger, it is very important because represent one of the business that moved the economy...More

Thank Miroslava V
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Lene Amalie A, Informasjonssjef at Stavanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

So happy to hear that you liked it! And we do so agree, the maritime history really defines this region. :-)

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Interactive...grandkids love the boat, dressing up and buying and selling in the 'shop'. One of our granddaughter's favourite museums.

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Lene Amalie A, Informasjonssjef at Stavanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Tahnk you som much! So happy to hear that your granddaughter like it here! Welcome back :-)

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was interested in visiting this museum on Monday 25 June 2018 but disappointingly the museum is closed Sunday to Tuesday. Our cruise ship is in port all day on a Monday. Surely such a tourist magnet as this should be open all days even...More

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Lene Amalie A, Informasjonssjef at Stavanger Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hello! So happy to hear you are taking a trip to Stavanger, and that you are planning to visit the maritime museum. I can assure you we are open. From 15th of May until 15th of September we are open all days, due to the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed wandering around inside this museum. It has a lot more than just boats and exhibits about shipping. There are several room interiors showing what life was like for the middle classes, shipbuilders, etc., including what we suspect is a stuffed dog! Not the...More

Thank fmck49
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very cool ships from all eras of Norways shipping history. If you like old ships (or modern ships) it's definitely worth a visit! They have a cute gift shop and cafe (excellent waffles!!)

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Most maritime museums focus on the ships themselves. This quaint and eclectic museum focuses on the people and lifestyles that made the shipping industry of old what it was. This insight into the past showcases old warehouse, the home of a merchant showing how they...More

Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a family cruise around the Norwegian Fjords and our first port was Stavanger. We were docked near to the Stavanger Maritime Museum and had a few hours left so thought we would pay the museum a visit. There were plenty...More

Thank Rebecca G
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum in an old building. Lots to read and oil at. Mostly indoors. Good areas for children. Lots of information about boats, shipping and commerce.

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was delighted with the Maritime Museum in Stavanger. I was struck with how child-friendly it was. I didn't have any children with me on this occasion, but if I had, I think we would have spent the time playing shops and dressing up. As...More

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Virginia1065
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Response from tom g | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If you search on 'Stavanger Maritime Museum' you will see it is an older building. You will also see how cramped the display area is and this will make it difficult. On the plus side the staff are extremly helpful and if... More
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