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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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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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Interesting history of the Vikings

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Plymouth, Devon
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Nickole C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Traralgon, Australia
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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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Plymouth, Devon
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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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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum for the history mad ! Most displays were also in English and very informative . Interesting artefacts and enjoyed learning more about the areas local history . Good cafe on site , surprisingly reasonable prices . Emailed the museum prior to our visit to get some information , and had a really great response . Good experience all... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This isn't a must-see, but there are some interesting artefacts. The focus is heavily on the Vikings, which is fine by me. English translations were often limited to the item descriptions, so perhaps I missed some of the bigger picture - I would have liked to see a more comprehensive explanation of the Viking story.

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Thank John A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cool museum! Very interesting exhibits about life in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Viking stuff! Learn about the region's past. Great cafe too.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took the 'hop on hop off' tour (would recommend) and this was one of the stops. My daughter and I have always been fans of Norse mythology and Vikings (which by the way this museum explains quite well what 'viking' really means) so thought I would give it a try and I am very glad that I did. Apart from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this Museum whilst on shore from the Navigator. We were talked into buying a get on get of pair of bus tickets at £ 25 each. Don't bother the 45 min route has about 10 min of interesting stuff the rest is driving incredibly slowly around the outskirts of a not very interesting city. Take a taxi to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We took the City Sightseeing bus straight to this museum, and our bus ticket gave us 25% of the museum price (75k final price for the two of us). We finished it off in about forty minutes, but a forty minutes well spent! My husband's favorite moment was learning about the size of the Viking "empire" and how they travelled... More 

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