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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Interesting visit

I visited this museum as part of a highlights of Stavanger tour so we only stopped here for about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Craig D
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Learn about Norway

It is a small museum. Unfortunately not too many things are translated to English so I missed a few... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Ari P
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Mexico City, Mexico
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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.
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum as part of a highlights of Stavanger tour so we only stopped here for about 50 minutes. This is only a small museum and some of the descriptions of the exhibits were not translated into English. Luckily we had a museum...More

Thank Craig D
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Arkeologisk mus... U, Resepsjonssjef at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Craig, We are glad to see you enjoyed your tour at our museum. We are really proud of the polar bear skeleton, and the other displayed items in our exhibition. We hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small museum. Unfortunately not too many things are translated to English so I missed a few things. I found it very interesting. It tells you about Vikings and the first catholic roots. The beginning of the industry era in Stavanger and Norway....More

Thank Ari P
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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi, We are sorry to hear you missed some of our displays due to lack of translation. We are sorry to hear you feel our exibition may be a bit small. But we hope to welcome you again, maby in a bigger exibition next time,...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were part of a cruise ship tour. We were very pleased with this attraction. The Viking history was fascinating. Fun for all.

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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour at our museum. Hope to see you again some day! Sincerely, Margrethe

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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

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Arkeologisk mus... U, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

I'm so sorry about this. The listing where you found the opening hours must have been wrong. We have open mondays from 2. May and to 1 September. The rest of the year we have closed on Mondays. Hope that you will find another occation...More

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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
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Arkeologisk mus... U, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much. Glad to hear that you had a good experience in our Museum. Best Regards, Ragnhild, Communications Manager

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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
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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi John, Nice to hear you enjoyed your experience at our museum, even though there was an ongoing renovation. I really hope you will be able to come back, now that the renovation is complete. Sincerely Margrethe

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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

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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Gareth, Im glad you loved our exebition. Maby someday you will be able to visit our Iron Age Farm :-) Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Margrethe

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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

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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi, Nice to hear you enjoyed your trip to our museum. Hope to see you again some day, especially now that we have two new exibits. Sincerely, Margrethe

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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

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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

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Arkeologisk mus... U, Front Office Manager at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Jacqueline, Nice to hear you and Your Family enjoyed Your trip to our museum. Really hope to see you again some day! Now we have two new exibits as well. Sincerely, Margrethe

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Response from Arkeologisk mus... U | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The opening hours at the museum is as follows: 2nd of may-31st of august monday – friday 10am–4pm saturday-sunday 11am–4pm As for the Iron Age Farm, the opening hours are as followed: 2nd of may– 31st of... More
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