Societies of friends


The society Stavanger museums venner (Stavanger Museum’s Friends) was established on 8 March 1993, at the same time as the museum gained the status of a foundation. It is a direct continuation of the museum’s society of friends which began on 8 March 1877. Its purpose is to support the museum’s activities. It holds regular meetings and has a year-round programme of events.

The society participates every year in events organised by MUST, for instance Museum Night and Christmas at Breidablikk.

As a member, you receive free admission to the following museums: Stavanger Maritime Museum, the Norwegian Canning Museum, Ledaal, Breidablikk, the Norwegian Children’s Museum and Stavanger Museum. All members also receive MUST’s year book.


Den kombinerede Indretnings venner (The Combined Arrangement’s Friends) is today a special-interest and supporter group consisting largely of health-care professionals. It was formerly known as Museumsgruppen (The Museum’s Group). Its members have done a considerable amount of volunteer work, not least in helping to dismantle the museum’s exhibits when the museum itself formally became part of MUST.

The society works to preserve medical history and the history of nursing. It is also an advisory body for Stavanger Museum, assisting by sharing professional knowledge when the museum registers objects and in helping organise exhibitions.  

Den kombinerede Indretnings venner holds two annual meetings for its members. These include lectures and other academic content.