The Norwegian Petroleum Museum. It doesn’t really capture the imagination, does it? Does it? A petroleum museum? Well I suppose it looked quite interesting from the outside but it didn’t really sound that appealing for me, especially with two 12-year olds who I feared might get very bored very quickly. However, it was listed as one of Stavanger’s top attractions and therefore we decided to give it a go.
At the back of the museum was an area leading to a mock-up of an oil rig. This took us through the three interesting-looking structures we had seen standing in the water from the outside. But first we had to go through customs and get on the helicopter simulation that would take us out there. My poor wife only just got passed the stringent customs officials, although let’s be fair – she does look a bit dodgy…
Date of Visit: 29 July 2014
Points in this post (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Norwegian Petroleum Musuem: N 58° 58.420 E 005° 44.080