We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Stavanger Maritime Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 407 69 679
Website
Today
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the...

Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Playshop for children. Stavanger Sjofartsmusem owns also Anna af Sand and Wyvern, both being used in the summer time.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Norway is closed on a sunday

Good glimpse into Stavanger's past. Well maintained and price to enter not too shabby. Also allows free entry to canning museum. £9per adult.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Nicola M
,
North East, England
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 63: English reviews
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is probably the most child friendly museum city I have ever visited. The Maritime Museum has areas in each of the exhibitions where children will find something to do. Unfortunately I didn't hasve some children in tow so I had to miss out. Seniors will spend at least an hour while families should allocate a morning or an afternoon.... More 

Helpful?
Thank tom g
North East, England
Level Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good glimpse into Stavanger's past. Well maintained and price to enter not too shabby. Also allows free entry to canning museum. £9per adult.

Helpful?
Thank Nicola M
Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

During our visit of Stavanger with ms Koningsdam we first visted the Fish canning Museum (where they canned the Sardines). For a couple of museums in Stavanger you only pay the entrance fee ones. So we visited the Maritime museum as well.The audio tour is for free and the museum gives very interesting information. Also an old shipping office with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eilandgast
Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

In my opinion if you're only going to go go to one museum in Stavanger make it this one, great harbourside location, good interactive guide and gives an interseting insight into the heyday of the fishing fleets in Stavanger

Helpful?
Thank Edwin T
LONDON
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We popped into this Musuem to get out of the rain and passed a half an hour there. A whistle stop tour, even trying our hand at steering a ship. We saw some great looking ships and boats but to be honest I was not terribly impressed , the building was wonderful though, worth a visit just to see the... More 

Helpful?
Thank APINKLONDON
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

interesting museum that tells you the history of this charming city and why there are so many shipping companies based there. go upstairs and visit the office and living quarters of a 19th century ship owner. downstairs is a lunchroom. friendly and helpful staff

Helpful?
Thank kees s
Goes
Level Contributor
78 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A nice small museum. The ship models are.very interesting as is the.building itself. For me personaly the recreated shipowners office, house and store aren't that interesting. My ticket also gave me free entrance to other places during that day, good value!

Helpful?
Thank trdnl
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I love maritime museums, and this was pretty standard - lots of models of ships and the equipment used building ships. It was helpful having an English audio-guide, and I appreciated that there were places to sit and listen to it. It was also nice to have some music included on the tracks, which added atmosphere. On its own, this... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AndySMan
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

An interesting and small museum dedicated to explaining more about Stavanger's role in ships and shipping in the Baltic Sea. The excavation exhibit and the artifacts are the most interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Lydia M
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Such a pleasant interesting museum Interactive for kids Friendly welcoming staff Definitely worth a visit! Would return

Helpful?
Thank Mindyjaja

Travellers who viewed Stavanger Maritime Museum also viewed

Stavanger, Stavanger Municipality
Stavanger, Stavanger Municipality
 
Stavanger, Stavanger Municipality
Stavanger, Stavanger Municipality
 

Been to Stavanger Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stavanger Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?