The Finnøy Polar Bear
Imagine you are 12,400 years in the past. Much of Norway is covered with ice and the present-day island of Finnøy exists as only two small islets. The sea is 40 metres above the current level. A polar bear embarks on a long swim through the icy waters and never reaches land. Some 12,400 years later, the skeleton of that same polar bear is discovered under a basement floor in the village of Judaberg on Finnøy.
Winter holiday is a good time to go to a museum. At the Museum of Archaeology you can see and learn about what the Vikings did during the winter. Free admission for all children.
Yule before Jesus
How did the Vikings celebrate Yule?
Nightmare at the museum on Halloween
Come to the Museum of Archaeology at Halloween 31. October.
Night at the museum 27. October
For the fifth year Museum of Archaeology and Museum Stavanger invites you to Night at the museum.
Easter quiz and sunny buns
If you’re staying in town this Easter we recommend a visit to the Museum of Archaeology. We’ve got an Easter quiz, family activities and sell sunny buns in the café. And should the sun shine, you can enjoy your coffee outdoors in our museum garden.
Night at the museum
Finally october. Finally atumn darkness. Finally Museum Night. October 28th at 19-23.
“Must see” at our museum
Below is a selection of objects that you will only find in our collection, or are so significant and unique that they are worth seeing during a visit to our museum.