Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, Norway

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Site Overview

Experience 11,000 years of history

Visit the Museum of Archaeology at the University of Stavanger to see the treasures the Vikings brought home to Norway. See the fine jewellery the jewellers crafted about 1,500 years ago. Meet warlike Vikings and strong women; see an 8,200-year-old skeleton and feel the brunt of a Viking sword.

You can experience 11,000 years of history in Rogaland through artefacts, photographs, written materials and exciting events such as guided tours and a variety of lectures and activities throughout the year.

Viking Summer

In the summer you can join in with 'Viking Summer' at the museum.

  • Learn to fight with a sword like a true Viking
  • Play in the Viking longhouse
  • Try your hand at spinning with a spindle
  • Be an archaeologist
  • Search for Viking treasures in the museum garden

Time Travel

You can also experience Time Travel in a time machine! (Open during the weekend all year long, and every day during the summer season from mid-June to mid-August.)

Stone Age

Travel back 11,000 years and take part in life like it was during the Stone Age. Learn about prehistoric trapping and which tools they used.

Cafe and Shop

Our friendly café serves delicious cakes and light lunches every day from 11.00am onwards. The Museum Shop makes and sells copies of selected prehistoric objects from Rogaland. It also sells toys, souvenirs and a broad range of books and journals.

Visitor Information
Season - Months Open
All year, except 1 January, 1 May and 24-26, 31 December and closed Mondays Sep-Apr
Opening Hours - Days and Times
1. September - 30. April
Tuesday: 11.00-20.00
Wednesday-Saturday: 11.00-15.00
Sunday: 11.00-16.00.
2. May – 31. August
Monday-Friday: 10.00-16:00
Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-16:00
Adults: 100 nok
Children: 40 nok
Seniors /Students: 40 nok
Children under 4: Free admission
Family (maximum five persons): 200 nok
Group (10+) Adult 60 nok Child 30 nok
Students and staff at the University of Stavanger: free entrance
All tickets are valid at the Iron Age Farm within 48 hours.
1-Year Pass to Museum of Archaeology and the Iron Age farm:
Family 580 nok
Child / seniors 200 nok
Adult 400 nok
Other Amenities
  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guide Book
  • Guided Tours
  • Education Service
  • Workshops

Key Attractions
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sagas
  • Viking Trails
  • Viking Voyages
  • Artefacts
  • Excavations
Contact Details

Peder Klows gate 30 A, Stavanger, Norway


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