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Museum Night

Feel the magic - free entrance!

26. Oct 2018 KL. 19:00 - 23:00

Finally October. Finally autumn darkness. Finally Museum Night. Stavanger Museum and the Museum of Archaeology invite you to go behind the facades and staged settings - to have experiences and impressions in all the nooks and crannies of the museums. Use all your senses to explore our museums; Touch, feel, see, hear, taste. For what actually happens at a museum after darkness falls in the garden, in the basement, and in the attic? There are many exciting and fun activities at both museums this evening. The lectures are in Norwegian, but all other activities are suited to all language groups.



Looking at things under the microscope
Discover what things look like when magnified! Is the world exactly as we suppose? Using a stereo-microscope, we’ll look at objects from nature and cultural history. By all means bring your own things to look at!

Dramatic story time
Meet the evil queen and hear scary stories from the past.
7:15 pm, 7:45 pm, and 8:15 pm. 7 years old and above. (In Norwegian)Dramatisk eventyrstund Museumsnatt Tove Galta Foto Anne Lise Norheim Museum Stavanger


Dissection of animals and birds
Come and help us as we dissect animals and birds from the museum’s Natural History Department.

Learn how to save lives!
Test yourself on cardiopulmonary (heart/lung) resuscitation. Training by Laerdal Medical in the Lærdal Exhibition.

Oprowadzanie po polsku w Kapsule czasów
Zapraszamy na oprowadzanie w języku polskim po wystawie «Kapsuła czasów - 900 lat dzieciństwa». Posłuchaj między innymi historii 10-letniej Karoliny z Polski, która przyjechała do Stavanger w 2005 roku.
Godzina 19.30, 20.30   

Witches, Witchcraft and Luther
Come and listen to the historian Hans Eyvind Næss in the library telling about witch trials in Rogaland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
8 pm, 10 pm (In Norwegian, duration: 20 min.) (Not recommended for children)

Tango and Talk Show i «The Museum’s Café by Matmagasinet»
Director of Stavanger Museum Siri Aavitsland invites you to a Talk Show with interesting guests, and display and dance with "En tus brazos" performance group and Nani Mariana Gonzalo at the café from 9 pm. Milonga for all from 10.30 pm. Good food at the Museum’s Café by Matmagasinet and the Museum Gift Shop will be open all evening.Tango og talkshow Museumsnatt Foto Anne Lise Norheim Museum Stavanger


Waretime Wrecks Special
Did you know that a wreck from the War was recently discovered at a depth of over 500 metres in Boknafjorden? Lecture by marine archaeologists and Statoil in four languages.
7.30 pm (Eng), 8.00 pm (Pol), 8.30 pm (Nor), 9.00 pm (It)

Chairs in MUST – Coming out of storage
Come and get a taste of how it is to work with historical exhibits.

Question Trail in The Miracle of Life Exhibition
Check out whether you can distinguish between what is fact, and what is superstition. Friends of the Medical Museum will give you a certificate when you’ve done the round. 7-9 pm.

Maritime macramé workshop
Do what seamen did when they had some free time. Learn how to do macramé, and make an armband out of hemp and wooden beads, or practise some useful seaman’s knots.

The iddis club «Norway Brand»
Swap sardine can labels with the label-collectors’ club Norway Brand.

Dress up and explore the Norwegian Children’s Museum’s fairytale castle. Make your own wizard hat at the workshop.Eventyrborgen Museumsnatt Foto Anne Lise Norheim Museum Stavanger


Hallo Kitty
Put on Holo-glasses and meet the artist and society-debater Kitty L. Kielland (1843-1914) in the historic Kielland Room.

Kitty L. Kielland Lecture 9 pm (In Norwegian, duration: 15 min.)

Drawing with light
Inspired by artists such as Vicki daSilva and Pablo Picasso, we will make light drawings in the Autumn darkness and photograph the results. Suitable for all ages.

Stig Roar Olsen’s antiques
Breidablikk’s «housewife» shares his humorous take on his own and the Museum’s collections.
7:30 pm, 7:50 pm, 8:10 pm, 8:40 pm, and 9 pm

Olafur Eliasson, Solar Compression (2016)
Experience the Art Installation Solar Compression, by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in the museum’s secret stairwell.


City Tour on the Roof
Using the fantastic view from the Museum’s roof terrace, Erik Bergsagel gives us an overview of Stavanger’s development and growth.
7.30, 8.00, 8.30, 9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.30. (All times pm) (In Norwegian. Max 14 pers. per tour. Reserve your place on the third floor.)


Printing presses and lead type are at your disposal! Try your hand as a book printer in the company of the Norwegian Printing Museum’s Society of Friends.

Would you like to see my stamp collection?
Meet members of the Stavanger Philatelist Club who will display their collections. Free stamps for children.


Dance Workshop for Children
Come and join the Folk Dance Workshop with Ina Maria Cyrus and accordionist Håvard Ims. Singing, dancing and playing with rhythms. Something for everyone. 7:15 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm.


Learn to play mablis (Marbles) 

Our good neighbours from the Children and Youth Theatre give a guest performance.

«Hey, I’ve got some labels for you!»
We’ll be casting labels to the winds in the Museum garden. If you aren’t yet collecting iddisar (sardine can labels), now’s the time to start! 7:45 pm, and 8:15 pm

Windows workshop
Learn how to replace glass in old windows. The museum’s craftsmen provide advice and tips for how we can take care of Stavanger’s unique timber houses.Vindusverksted Museumsnatt Foto Anne Lise Norheim Museum Stavanger