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Summer at the museum and the Iron Age Farm

Experience a Viking summer at the Museum of Archaeology, and lear more about life in Stavanger 1600 years ago at the Iron Age farm.

  • Viking Chess
    Learn to play the Viking chess game known as "Hnefatafl" at Museum of Archeology
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    Vikingsummer in the Museum garden.
  • In the Longhouse
    It's a strange feeling to sit down and know that a family sat around this very fire pit just as you are now but 1500 years ago.
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    The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug has great views.

Visit the Museum of Archaeology and discover the great treasures that the Vikings brought home with them to Norway from their voyages. Learn to play the Viking chess game known as "Hnefatafl".

You can even embark upon a "Viking battle" against siblings or parents and see who comes out victorious in the battle arena. You can also find out what it's like to be an archaeologist. Search for Viking treasure in the watercourse in the museum garden.

The time machine is open every day throughout the summer. Travel 10,000 years back in time and experience daily life as it was in the Stone Age.

Cafe and shop

We have a large café at the museum. When the weather is nice you can enjoy your food in the museum garden, and this is also where you can join in with the activities taking place.

We sell salads, sandwiches, cakes, "lapper" (small, sweet pancakes), and our speciality "kludderbrød" (a bread based on nuts), as well as organic coffee, tea, mineral water and ice.
The museum shop sells Viking toys such as swords and shields. We also have crossbows, bow and arrow sets and many other great toys and souvenirs.

Opening hours:
2 May to 31 August: Monday–Friday, 10 am – 4 pm/Saturday–Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Timetravel at the Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug

Imagine a time many centuries ago. A fire burns in the fire pit, children run amongst the houses while the adults may be out hunting or milling grains into flour. If you are lucky, you can sample some of the fresh "hellekaker" (similar to potato cakes) baked on the coals by one of the housewives. It's a strange feeling to sit down and know that a family sat around this very fire pit just as you are now but 1500 years ago.

The Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug gives you a glimpse into prehistoric Rogaland. Explore the long houses, discover how the people lived and listen to some exciting stories about life at the time.

The summer program at the Iron Age Farm offers a wealth of information for visitors of all ages. For example, would you have survived the Iron Age? You can find out how tiring it is to grind grain into flour. How long would it take to grind grain for an entire family?

In our visitors centre we serve lunch, have exibithions an a nice Museum Shop

Opening hours:
Every day from 22 June to 18 August 11 am - 4 pm