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Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)

Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
+47 51 83 26 00
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Small but great exhibit

When I was there, there was a viking exhibit. Very cool to see original swords and jewelry and... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Kylian L
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Hangzhou, China
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Small, but perfectly formed

Has all the information you need, info panels are in English too. As always the staff speak English... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Windyhair
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (3 reviews)
“viking world” (2 reviews)
“grave goods” (2 reviews)
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Peder Klowsgate 30A., Stavanger 4002, Norway
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

When I was there, there was a viking exhibit. Very cool to see original swords and jewelry and other stuff. However, It is kinda small. Even though the building is pretty big. I recommend that they should expand it.

Thank Kylian L
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Has all the information you need, info panels are in English too. As always the staff speak English too. Learned a few new things about 'vikings' too.

Thank Windyhair
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The museum is small and does not take a great deal of time to go through. We had guide from one of the staff...she was horrid. I stopped counting "uummm", after 50 times in the first 3 minutes. I would have anticipated better artifacts and...More

1  Thank T P
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Nice museum with fascinating exhibits. The building is very modern and spacious. The cafe serves good coffee.

Thank martina_libi
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There were some good exhibits here, but felt liked it lacked an identity: the exhibits, models and cosplay indicated it being a Viking museum but the history and maps showing the excavations (as well as the "time machine" below) suggested a wider scope of an...More

1  Thank PreacherKane
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very small museum. Most of it's expositions are dedicated for runs. The best thing is that by visiting this museum you get free ticket to iron age farm.

Thank UncleScroogefromLt
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Norway archaeology is still evolving. New artifacts are being pulled from the ground regularly. The high acid soil is not great for preservation, but enough remains to add to a growing understanding of the people who lived here. Some of the newest information on this...More

Thank calguyCalifonria
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum is a presentation of local archaeological finds, but very interesting to anyone looking for history of the vikings and history of Norway. The exhibits are very well presented with good explanations of what you see. To me, the skeleton found in the 'Viste-hålå',...More

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If you are interested in Vikings and history and archaelogogy, please visit the museum. It is not a big musuem, but you get so much information and it is not expensice. And if you do visit 1 museum, you will get discount in all other...More

Thank sunville0710
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I defined it as short and sweet since it gives enough information and exhibits a number of artefacts which are sufficient to understand lifestyles, traditons and culture of the north people. It is fit for accompanied children and adolescents. Take time to read more than...More

Thank Bir_Mula_Heritage
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