In Stavanger, there are many museums but the Norwegian Petroleum Museum is especially interesting. North Sea oil has enriched Stavanger since the 1970s and today it is known as the main oil city of Norway. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum shows how oil is formed, how it occurs and what it is used for. The museum also has a well stocked gift shop and a cafe with tasty dishes. It is unmissable if you are in the area. Info available in English and Norwegian.
Besides the famous [poi = 560761] Oil Museum [/ poi], there are several interesting museums that you can visit in Stavanger. In the area there are many traces of the past. The Archaeological Museum exhibits various findings and it can recreate life on a farm in the Iron Age, or 1500 years ago. In the [poi = 560771] Old Town [/ poi] will find the only museum preserves the world, and also the Maritime Museum, showing the city's maritime history over the past 200 years. Look how organized the kids are painting on their easels! Leedal is the royal residence and it also doubles as the Manor House Museum. The Norwegian Telecom Museum focuses on the history of communication. And The Rogaland Art Museum houses a collection of Norwegian art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Go check them out!