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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

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Address: Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 51 83 26 00
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from...

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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Informative and interesting

Super museum close to the city centre, easy to find. The Viking exhibit is very informative, and there's a boat of marauding Viking to have a photo taken with. Staff are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super museum close to the city centre, easy to find. The Viking exhibit is very informative, and there's a boat of marauding Viking to have a photo taken with. Staff are extremely friendly, and even took the time. To find out the bus route to the Swords for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent museum explaining the life of the Vikings, their craft work is incredible and it was interesting to find out about the links with a skeleton found at Stonehenge. Well worth a visit and good value too.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we had been there for over 9 years. New exhibition was very good and the rooms for the children downstairs are a nice addition. Not a huge museum but interesting to find out about all the local findings.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and interesing museum, also there is free guide who will tell you some good stories!, you will be shown some viking relics, which are not displayed in the exhibition and will get to know some nice facts

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my sister and my father. We were amazed at how old the artifacts were (8,000 yr old human remains)and rich Viking history of this region of Norway. Plan at least two hours to read all the exhibits and enjoy the gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour of the archaeology museum and I absolutely think it's a must for visitors. Even though it's small, it's contents are very interesting! Overall a great and educational experience.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Was lovely to walk through, from clothing, to trinkets to spices etc used. Was nice to learn and read and well worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is an interesting museum with a difference. It has shows on some occasion eg fire juggling, Vikings war fights with shields, spears and swords by a group of enthusiastic locals; I do mean ENTHUSIASTIC. Primarily, it is meant for educating children with specimens from various archaeological sites. Most interesting specimen was a polar bear skeleton with a permanent erection.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place was absolutely amazing containing all sorts of treasures from hundreds even thousands of years ago.Many articles of precious jewellery brought back by the raiding Vikings . Articles lost over time then discovered again perfectly preserved from the mud etc. see old coins, lead cross's, runestones with ancient inscriptions on them, the list goes on and on . There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I visited this attractions as part of an excursion from a cruise ship. I enjoyed that variety of exhibits and the information about life in the Iron and Bronze ages.

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