Clarion Hotel Stavanger
Ny Olavskleiv 8
Phone: (47) 51 502500
Fax: (47) 51 502501
Arts & Museums
The Stavanger Museum located at the heart of the city was founded on March 8, 1877 and displayed medieval artifacts such as antiques, coins and art. Today, the museum is dedicated to the natural and cultural history of the region and is comprised of 4-in-one exhibit of ethnology and geology department as well as the Stavanger Maritime Museum and the Norwegian Canning Museum. A tour to the museum will take you through exhibits of mammals and birds from across the world. The museum also boasts of Rogaland's bird fauna along with the well preserved archaeological evidence of animals that existed on the land. The regions coastal heritage is well documented with photographs, artifacts and archives showcasing the Marine culture within the region. The museum offers guided tours to these sections of the museum and provides an insight to the life of the people.
Located inside the University of Stavanger, the Arkeologisk Museum is one of the finest history and archaeological museums in the city. The museum offers a peek into the Iron Age with several monuments and art pieces from this age on display here. Check out the Iron Age Farm, an outdoor exhibit that offers wonderful views of the harbor beyond and provides a deeper understanding on the way of life of the people in that age. There are several activities and events lined up for kids as well as adults which are worth attending. To know more about the place, check the website.
Want to go back to the innocent and happy times of your childhood? Evoke your childhood memories and throw the tension away by stepping into Norsk Barnemuseum. The museum is an exclusive museum with their unique exhibits centered around kids activities. There is a small attic which you can explore with your kids using a flash light or get on the tree house where some special surprise awaits you and your kid. Take a stroll through the gallery and check out the various beautiful toys on display. A fun place to bond with your kids and have a relaxed time. To know more, check the website.
Norsk Oljemuseum is not a usual museum to say the least. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum speaks volumes about the usage of petrol from back in the day, and also facts about oil and petrol, especially in Norway.
The Rogaland Kunstmuseum is an artistic ghetto for all the art lovers. Spread over a vast area and segregated into several exhibit halls, the museum is a treasure trove of Norwegian art including paintings done in water colors, oil and charcoal sketches. There are wonderful sculptures by famed artists that are worth looking at. Featured artists include international and national painters like Arne Ekeland, Kai Fjell and Alexander Schultz. There is a cafe and a shop on site for those who care for a refresher or a souvenir. A must go for all the art lovers.
Belonging to the medieval age, the Utstein Kloster is an ancient monastery and museum, which is a must go for all the lovers of architecture and history. This monastery is where the saints resided and followed their religion. You can take a guided tour around the complex which gives you details of the life during those times and the significance of the objects placed around the house. Do not miss looking at the dining area of the house, which has been preserved intact without any renovations. Included in the tour is the church and the garden with beech trees as old as 250 years. The venue is also rented out for various corporate and private events. The open hours vary for group and with seasons, so check the website before planing a trip.