A MUST IN STAVANGER
Museum Stavanger (MUST) is one of five regional museums in Rogaland. It is the only museum in Norway that covers such a wide variety of disciplines as natural history, cultural history, art and maritime and industrial history. MUST consists of several museums including Stavanger Museum with the Norwegian Children’s Museum, Stavanger Art Museum, The Norwegian Canning Museum, Stavanger Maritime Museum, Utstein Monastery, Ledaal and Breidablikk.
Stavanger Museum is newly renovated and has the most extensive exhibitions in Stavanger covering, natural-, cultural- and childhood history. The museum also has a café with an excellent view of the city.
Utstein Monastery is located on the southern shore of the island of Klosterøy in Rennesøy municipality. It is the only preserved monastery from the Middle Ages in Norway. The site of the monastery is mentioned in historical records dating back to the 11th Century when it was mentioned as having been a farm belonging to King Harald Fairhair after the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. After having discovered its fascinating history you can spend time in the monastery’s magnificent garden or go for a walk in the beautiful surroundings.
One of our most popular museums among visitors is the Norwegian Canning Museum in Old Stavanger. The museum is housed in an authentic cannery from 1916. You can see how canned sprats and fishballs were produced, and how the working environment of the factory was. Lonely Planet describes it as the most charming museum in Stavanger, and it has been listed by The Culture Trip as one of the 10 best museums in Norway. The museum will be partly closed in 2019 due to the building of the new Norwegian Printing Museum.
We recommend that you visit the museums’ websites for further information about exhibitions and events as well as opening hours and ticket prices.