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The Norwegian Petroleum Museum building in Stavanger, Norway, is an attraction in itself - Photo: Espen Grønli/NOM
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum building in Stavanger, Norway, is an attraction in itself Photo: Espen Grønli/NOM

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger

Arrange a group tour of the Petroleum Museum in Stavanger and find out how the discovery of oil in the North Sea changed the fortunes of Norway.


In 1969, oil was discovered in the North Sea. The rest is history – find out the impact this discovery had on Norway at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, which opened in May 1999.

The museum is a fun place to learn about the oil industry in Norway as well as about oil and energy resources in general. During a visit to the museum, you will find the answer to the following questions and more:

  • Why is there oil and gas in the North Sea?
  • What technology do we need to extract these resources?
  • What are oil and gas used for?
  • What is it like living and working on an oil rig out at sea?
  • What does crude oil look like?

The museum building, designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, is an attraction in itself and an exciting landmark in the port of Stavanger.

An incentive tour at the museum includes guided tours of the exhibitions followed by delicious food at the Bølgen & Moi Café. The museum also offers conference facilities for up to 80 participants, so it is perfectly possible to combine meeting and incentive on the same premises – very convenient if you are only visiting for a day or two.

Read more about Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Find out more

Most of the incentive programmes the Stavanger Convention Bureau puts together for their clients are tailor-made, so do not hesitate to get in touch with them so they can help you plan your event.

Stavanger Convention Bureau 
Tel/fax: +47 51 62 82 14
Website: regionstavanger.com/conventions 
Email: convention@regionstavanger.com

You can also contact staff at the Stavanger Convention Bureau directly.

Last updated:  2014-08-07
Visit at the Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway - Photo: CH/Innovasjon Norge
Visit at the Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway

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About Stavanger

Key facts about Stavanger

Stavanger is one of Norway’s larger cities with over 127,000 inhabitants. Stavanger Airport Sola is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.


Stavanger is the centre of the Norwegian oil, gas and energy industry. The city has 10,000 conference chairs and the world’s highest pulpit.

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