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Very interesting!

I was there at a tuesday morning and there were only a few other visitors so one of the employers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vanessa K
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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A little gem

Visited on a cruise ship in June. We don’t do organised trips and found this small museum very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JPF50
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in Øvre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the city known as 'Gamle Stavanger' (Old Stavanger). In this authentic factory environment, the production of canned brisling and...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was there at a tuesday morning and there were only a few other visitors so one of the employers asked if he could do a tour with us and how long the tour should be. he explained all the machines and knew a lot...More

Thank Vanessa K
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Vanessa K, thank you so much for your appreciative feedback. It gives me a good start to the day - and I can always go back and read it again in the cold and grey winter months! Thank you too for your recommendation to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a cruise ship in June. We don’t do organised trips and found this small museum very close to where the ship tied up. It’s a real gem. It was quiet the day we visited and we joined a party of 6 for a...More

Thank JPF50
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JPF50, Thank you for your detailed (and positive!) review of the Canning Museum. I will pass on your comments to the guide concerned. He is brilliant! Not quite all the machines are in working order, but that gives us something to aim for -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learn all about Stavanger’s history with canned fish production, in this case sardines. It’s much better to get the museum curator to explain the process and work the machines for you, rather than wander round on your own. Really interactive for kids (and adults!) with...More

Thank GoLiveYoung
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear GoLiveYoung, Glad you came to see us. Thank you for making the uphill trip, and then five pips at the end of it all: so kind! :-) Yes, everyone who comes for a second visit remembers the rubber/plastic fish, whether they were schoolchildren, on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. The place was brought alive by the elderly gent who demonstrated the equipment and described the importance of sardines/piltchards etc to the history of Norway and Stavanger. You simply must do his guided tour. The film after the tour...More

1  Thank John B
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John B, Wow, so kind of you to put in such a good word for us - just what the doctor ordered for my second day back from being on holiday (and thereby sorry for delay in replying). Can't promise to be available every...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Something very different and truly authentic. Congratulations to all those who were (and still are) concerned with the preservation. Even authentic smells! The town is very lucky in that it happened and is still there now for all to see. To see indeed. We were...More

Thank Tony36
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tony36, First of all, many many apologies, I am so sorry that your wish for a guided tour was not fulfilled. Thank you that you gave us four points even so. That was gracious indeed. I don't know whether you were there on a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum can be just a regular one with some old stuff etc. - but ask for the guide at the reception and enjoy an interesting tour which is free of charge! The guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and eager to show us everything...More

1  Thank juno_usa
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Juno_USA, Well who am I to argue with your heading?! Thank you, thank you - and it was great to get to know you (a little) on the tour. Yes, more than an hour can be a bit too much, but we can cut...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We loved this Museum but I think because we ran into the tour guide (not a very crowded museum) and he offered us a tour it made Sardines so much more interesting. These little smoked fish have been the backbone of the area since the...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Despite my total lack of interest in sardines I found this a fascinating museum (next week I am off to visit a shoe museum in Zlin so maybe my standards need revision). There was lots of interesting stuff about how the sardines (sprats actually) were...More

Thank TangramUK
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear TangramUK, Thank you so much for giving us a four-star rating! That was kind of you. :-) Just let me know if you would like further suggestions for out-of-the-ordinary (or just plain wacky) museums. Norway certainly has its fair share! You don't say whether...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Visited whilst on a cruise excursion and was not sure what to expect but it was charming Guide was very knowledgeable and we were given the opportunity to sample some traditional foods which was a nice touchMore

Thank DizzyChickKimmy
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear DizzyChickKimmy, Thank you for coming to visit us at our quaint little museum - all that is left (almost) of the once mighty canning industry in Stavanger. Not quite sure what you were expecting, but I hope we fulfilled your expectations somehow anyway! Glad...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

You walk into the entrance shop and see cans of sardines for sale at around £20 a tin - yes £20! You examine them to understand how they fit into the local culture. They don't - they are imported from Poland. What a swizz.More

Thank Simplesouls
Cannerman, Daglig leder at Norwegian Canning Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Simplesouls, Congratulations and thank you! You are the first visitors who have been gracious enough to point out to us that there could be a misunderstanding about our prices. At first I could not understand how you had seen price labels for £20 for...More

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