For more than 100 centuries, people have left their mark on the environment, and because remains of their lives have been found, we can piece together a picture of what life was like so very many years ago.
At the Museum of Archaeology in Stavanger we show beautiful objects and tell exciting stories from our prehistory. Visit our museum and see the treasures the Vikings brought home to Norway. Take a look at the fine jewelry our jewelers could craft about 1 500 years ago.
At the Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger you can experience 11 000 years of history in Rogaland through artifacts, photographs, text and exciting meetings. Meet warlike Vikings and strong women. See an 8 200 year old skeleton and feel the brunt of a Viking sword. We offer guided tours, we have a variety of lectures and different activities throughout the year.
In the summer months we have Viking Summer at the museum. Learn to fight with a sword like a true Viking. Play in the Viking longhouse, and try your hand at spinning line with a spindle. Or you can be an archaeologist and look for Viking treasures in the gutter in the museum garden.
You can also take a Time Travel in our time machine. It is open during the weekend all year long, and every day during the summer season (mid-june to mid-august). 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.