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Stavanger Maritime Museum

Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
+47 407 69 679
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Interesting museum

We enjoyed wandering around inside this museum. It has a lot more than just boats and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
via mobile
Worthwhile local musuem

Very cool ships from all eras of Norways shipping history. If you like old ships (or modern ships... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Acitivity exhibition for children. Stavanger Maritime Museum also owns the historical vessels Anna af Sand and Wyvern, operated by volunteer crews.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Strandkaien 22, Stavanger 4005, Norway
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed wandering around inside this museum. It has a lot more than just boats and exhibits about shipping. There are several room interiors showing what life was like for the middle classes, shipbuilders, etc., including what we suspect is a stuffed dog! Not the...More

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very cool ships from all eras of Norways shipping history. If you like old ships (or modern ships) it's definitely worth a visit! They have a cute gift shop and cafe (excellent waffles!!)

Thank jmk_girl
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Most maritime museums focus on the ships themselves. This quaint and eclectic museum focuses on the people and lifestyles that made the shipping industry of old what it was. This insight into the past showcases old warehouse, the home of a merchant showing how they...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a family cruise around the Norwegian Fjords and our first port was Stavanger. We were docked near to the Stavanger Maritime Museum and had a few hours left so thought we would pay the museum a visit. There were plenty...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum in an old building. Lots to read and oil at. Mostly indoors. Good areas for children. Lots of information about boats, shipping and commerce.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was delighted with the Maritime Museum in Stavanger. I was struck with how child-friendly it was. I didn't have any children with me on this occasion, but if I had, I think we would have spent the time playing shops and dressing up. As...More

Thank barbarabutler2015
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A small museum painting the maritime history in Stavanger. Unfortunately we went round the wrong way so saw the history progress backwards :-) Nevertheless it was very interesting although had a strong musty smell. Enjoyable but only took 45 minutes

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Another small, but informative museum in Stavanger. Two floors up and down various stairs show exhibits from different centuries related to the seafaring history. Information in English available.

Thank TinekevB
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Beautiful little museum in a historic building that shows the relationship between Stavanger and seafaring through the ages. Well worth a visit!

Thank martina_libi
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Almost missed this! Looking back in time walking through the 17th century shorefront buildings. Displays (models) of ships. Also store, office & apartment of ship owner. It's part of Stavanger museum, so ticket includes several venues.

Thank Kristina U
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Response from tom g | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If you search on 'Stavanger Maritime Museum' you will see it is an older building. You will also see how cramped the display area is and this will make it difficult. On the plus side the staff are extremly helpful and if... More