List of Petroleum History Museums


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Museo Nacional del Petróleo
San Lorenzo y Calvo Km. 3 - Bo. General Mosconi
Comodoro Rivadavia, 9000 Chubut
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Standalone museum focused on the Argentinian petroleum heritage. It offers educational program in indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces. The museum stands on the site of the first commercial oil well drilled in Argentina, the Pozo N°2 in 1907. It was built by the Argentine state owned oil Company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales S. A. (YPF). The National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco manages the museum since its opening in December 13, 1987. The collections of the museum consist mainly of donations from the YPF.


Museu do Petróleo em Mossoró
Estacao das Artes Elizeu Ventania, Avenida Rio Branco, s/n
Centro, Mossoro, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59600-000
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Standalone museum mainly focused on the local petroleum exploration. It includes indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces. The Museum was founded in the 1980s by the Rio Grande do Norte state authorities, which still today provides for its maintenance. This institution proposes collections on the history of the state company Petrobras, together with artifacts, photos, films and equipment on the history of the oil discoveries in the state from 1943 to 1979.


Museo Geológico y del Petróleo de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Surcolombiana
Avenida Pastrana Borrero con Cra. 1
Neiva, Huila 410001
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University museum featured with unique geological indoor collections. The museum was built between 1986 a 1988 at the Universidad Surcolombiana by initiative of the Departamento de Petróleos (today Agencia Nacional de Hydrocarburos) and in cooperation with the state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. and others national partners from the oil sector. The School of engineering runs the museum, which is open free of charge to the public.

Museo Nacional del Petróleo Samuel Schneider Uribe Barrancabermeja
Vía al centro de Ecopetrol, Kilometro 15
Barrancabermeja, 687031
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Standalone museum focused on the Colombian the national petroleum sector. It offers mainly outdoor exhibition spaces. The museum was opened in October 24, 1984 during the works of the First Colombian Oil Conference and financed by the state owned oil company Ecopetrol.


Museo del Petróleo
Avenida Las Leyendas N°500 - Parque de Las Leyendas «Felipe Benavides Barreda»
San Miguel, Lima 07001
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Standalone museum focused on the Peruvian and world petroleum industry. It hosts indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces and energy educational programs. Petróleos del Perú - PETROPERÚ S.A., the Perú, national oil company, opened the museum 1995. It is administrated by the state authorities and financed by PETROPERÚ.

Trinidad and Tobago (West Indies)

La Brea Pitch Lake
Southern Main Rd, La Brea-Brighton, 648

The National Museum and Art Gallery
117 Frederick Street
Port of Spain, 190130
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The national museum of art and general culture that displays petroleum and geological collection in several indoor galleries. The museum was established in 1892 by the Trinidad and Tobago authorities and still today is a public, government owned, institution.


Complejo Recreacional La Petrolia - Parque nacional El Tamá
Parroquía La Petrolia
Municipio Junín , 5030 Táchira
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Standalone outdoor park displaying artifacts used in the local petroleum fields. The museum is localized in the area considered the birthplace of the Venezuelan oil industry in the late 1870s. It was gradually established as Museum Park thanks to the donations of the Compañía Nacional Minera Petrolera del Táchira (CNMPT). The Parque Nacional El Tamá authority keeps the museum operative.



Cold Lake Oil and Gas Museum
63117 Range Road 421
Cold Lake, AB T9M 2C6
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Museum of general culture that displays petroleum and geological collection in one dedicated pavilion. The Grand Centre High School students realized the oil exhibit in the early 2000s. This museum explains the history of the local oil & gas activities and runs under the authority of the Canadian Air Force.

Gasoline Alley Museum - Heritage Park Historical Village
1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Calgary, AB T2V 2X3
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Outdoor/indoor oil museum hosted in the area of the local museum and recreational park for the regional culture. The collections of the museum origins with the donations of the local entrepreneur Ron Carey and includes a great variety of artifacts related to the petroleum sector. The Heritage Park Historical Village administrators run the museum.

Glenbow Museum
130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
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Arts and sciences public museum focused on the Western Canadian art and culture and including a dedicated exhibition on petroleum. Founded in 1966 thanks to generous donations of the oil businessperson Eric Lafferty Harvie, the museum is today administrated by a trust. It hosts heterogeneous collections on the impact of the oil sector in the Alberta economy and society, and the most important documentary center on the oil industry known in Canada.

Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre
50339 Highway 60
Devon, Alberta T9G 2B9
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Indoor/outdoor museum state owned that offer several educational programs on energy and with special focus on the petroleum industry heritage.


Fairbank Oil Fields
2558 Duryee St. Oil Springs, Ontario
N0N 1P0.

Oil Springs, Oil Museum of Canada
2423 Kelly Road
Oil Springs, Ontario N0N 1P0
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The Petrolia Discovery
4281 Discovery Line
Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0
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United States


Choctaw County Historical Museum
40 Melvin Rd
Gilbertown, AL 36908
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Gustavus Dray "4 Corners"
1 State Dock Rd
Gustavus, AK 99826
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A small well preserved historical gas station. Gustavus fuel station is a pre-WW II replica Mobil gas station with working 1937 Wayne 60 model gas pumps and is also home to Alaska's only petroleum museum.


Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources (formerly Arkansas Oil and Brine Museum)
3853 Smackover Highway
Smackover, AR 71762
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Opened in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the area of the historic Smackover oilfield. It documents the social history that accompanied the state’s oil boom of the 1920s.


Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
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Brea Museum and Historical Society
495 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
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California Oil Museum
1001 East Main St. PO Box 48
Santa Paula, CA 93060
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Hathaway Ranch Museum & Oil Museum
11901 East Florence Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90605
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Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave,
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Olinda Oil Museum and Trail
4025 Santa Fe Rd
Brea, CA 92823
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R.C. Baker Memorial Museum
297 W Elm Ave
Coalinga, CA 93210
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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way, St 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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West Kern Oil Museum
1168 Wood St
Taft, CA 93268
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Little Conoco on the Prairie
9601 Henderson Rd
Brighton, CO 80601
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Standalone 1930s’ Conoco gas station replica. The Adams County Historical Society preserves the building and the outdoor service area.


Illinois Oil Field Museum and Resource Center
10570 N. 150th St
Oblong, IL 62449
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Shea's Gas Station Route 66 Museum
2075 N Peoria Rd
Springfield, IL 62702
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Wabash County Museum
320 N. Market Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
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Small local museum featuring indoor collections on the local culture and society. Volunteers from the Wabash County Historical Society runs the museum, which includes a number of artifacts and photos on the petroleum business in the area.

Wood River Refinery History Museum
Highway 111 (next to refinery)
Wood River, IL 62095
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Standalone outdoor/indoor petroleum museum dedicated to the history of the local Conoco-Phillips refinery. The museum maintains active thanks to volunteers and lives on private donations. Founded in the early 1960s, It is located above the area previously occupied by

the Shell Research Laboratory. Visitors find original and restored machinery, tools, artifacts from the refinery, and even historical cars.


The Red Crown Mini-Museum
605 South St
Lafayette, IN 47901
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Standalone late 1920s’ Standard Oil Company of Indiana gas station completely restored indoor and outdoor. The gas station-museum owns to the City of Lafayette. It was built in 1927-28 and was in operation until 1979. In 1991, it was restored and opened to the public. Visitors can admire numerous memorabilia and understand how a gas station operated in the 1920s.

Trump’s Texaco Museum
39 N. Washington St.
Knightstown, IN 46148
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Standalone 1950s’ Texaco service station completely restored indoor and outdoor. It opens only by appointment. The Knightstown Chamber of Commerce and the Trump family keep operative the museum. The station owns to the Trumps since 1937 and was transformed in museum in 1996. Among the many original and well-preserved artifacts, visitors can admire very rare Texaco retails and marketing memorabilia.


The Kansas Oil Museum
383 East Central Ave
El Dorado, KS 67042
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Kansas Oil & Gas Museum
5944 10th St
Great Bend, KS 67530
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Hill City Oil Museum
800 W Hwy 24
Hill City, KS 67642
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Standalone petroleum museum with indoor and extensive outdoor exhibitions.

Independence Historical Museum & Art Center
8th and Myrtle
PO Box 294
Independence, KS 67301
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Museum on the local heritage with a section dedicated to petroleum industry.

Miami County Historical Museum
12 E. Peoria
Paola, KS 66071
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Museum on the local heritage with a section dedicated to petroleum and gas industry.

Norman No. 1 Museum
Northeast corner of Mill and First Streets
Neodesha, 66757 KS
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The Kansas Historical Society manages the museum activities.

The Oil Patch Museum of the Russell County
I-70 & U.S. 281
Russell, KS 67665
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Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum
905 South Adams
Hugoton, KS 67951
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Three Forks History Center in Natural Bridge State Resort Park
2135 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376
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Caddo-Pine Island Oil Historical Museum
200 S Land Ave,
Oil City LA 71061
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International Petroleum Museum & Exposition
111 First Street
Morgan City, LA 70381
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Museum entirely focused on the petroleum industry with indoor and outdoor collections.

Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
200 S. Land Ave.
Oil City, LA 71061
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Museum entirely focused on the petroleum industry with indoor and outdoor collections.


Past Gas & Ancient Oils Museum
380 Black Mountain Rd
Sumner, ME 04292
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New Mexico

Farmington Museum & Gateway Park
3041 East Main Street
Farmington, NM 87402
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New York

The H. P. Sears Oil Company’ Service Station Museum
201 North George Street (Corner of Liberty St - One Block from City Hall)
Rome, NY 13440
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Small stand-alone museum devoted to the local retailing of gasoline and lubricants. Volunteer personnel run the museum on a regular schedule and by appointment. The museum is a 1929’s completely restored petrol station owned by the local H. P. Sears Oil Company, which is still today the owner and supporter and it is promoted by the New York State Oil Producers Association (NYSOPA). It is the only surviving petrol station of its kind and perfectly preserved as the original plant.

Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate
381 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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Pioneer Oil Museum of New York
417 Main Street PO Box 332
Bolivar, NY 14715
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Medium size stand-alone museum focused on the oil history of the area. Volunteer personnel run the museum on a regular schedule and by appointment. The museum born in 2001 and promoted by the New York State Oil Producers Association (NYSOPA). This is the main patron of the museum and finances its activities together with the donors committee Friends of the Museum. The collections constitute of four galleries and include rich body of pictures of people, landscapes and maps, numerous contemporary tools and devices from the oil fields; also, unique survived materials on the Allegany Refiners refinery close to the city of Bolivar established in 1934.

North Carolina

Thornton Beroth Oil & Gas Memorabilia Museum
100 E Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
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Allen County Museum & Historical Center
620 West Market Street
Lima, OH 45801
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Comprehensive museum on the Allen County business, social and cultural history including a gallery on the Lima’s oil field. Members of the community organization of Allen County Historical Society and the local authorities run the museum on a regular schedule and by appointment. The Allen County Historical Society established the museum in 1954. It is among the most important museums of local history in Ohio and present a section on the area’s history of geology, local oil industry, started in 1885.

Hancock Historical Museum
422 W Sandusky St.
Findlay, OH 45840
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Comprehensive museum on the Hancock County heritage and history featuring a permanent oil exhibit. Resident museum staff operates on a regular schedule and by appointment. The museum was founded in 1970 by the initiative of local citizens and still today is a privately funded and independent no profit organization. The oil exhibit opens in 2014 and introduces visitors on the history of corporations like Marathon and Cooper to the City of Findlay and how the oil & gas business marked the development of the area. The same building hosts also the Museum’s historical automobile collection.

The Ken Miller Supply Museum
1537 Blachleyville Road, PO Box 1086
Wooster, OH 44691
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Corporate oil museum focused on tools and technology privately owned and administrated. The museum operates only by appointment with the Ken Miller Supply, Inc. managers. Ken Miller founded the company in 1959 and since then become a big collector of oilfield tools, machinery, and photos. Years later inaugurated an independent building featuring interesting and not common collections of oil tools and machineries used in the everyday work life in the oil filed.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
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Comprehensive museum on the Wood County business, social and cultural history including a small section on early Ohio oil heritage. Volunteers of the community organization The Wood County Historical Society run the museum on a regular schedule and by appointment. This institution is managed by the Wood County authorities and has a resident curator. It sustains mainly thanks to donations and sponsorships. Formerly house of the county infirmary, the museum opened in 1975 for Wood County Historical Society. Built in 1996, the oil exhibit extends on an outdoor yard and includes a derrick, steam boiler, a 1880s gas engine from Acme Sucker Rod Company of Toledo, gear works from the AB Company in Findlay, and shackle rods that connect the pump jacks.


Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
204 North Main
Elk City, OK 73644
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The Bartlesville Area History Museum-City Hall Downtown Bartlesville
401 South Johnstone Ave-5th Floor
Bartlesville, OK 74003
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The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S. 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
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The Conoco Museum
501 W. South Avenue
Ponca City, OK 74601
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Drumright Community Historical Museum
301 East Broadway Street
Drumright, OK 74030
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Healdton Oil Museum
315 E. Main Street
Healdton, OK 73438
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Marland Estate- Marland Oil Museum
901 Monument Road
Ponca City, OK 74604
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Nowata County Historical Museum
136 S. Oak Street
Nowata, OK 74048

Oklahoma History Center-Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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Oklahoma Oil Museum
W. Wrangler Blvd
Seminole, OK 74868

Phillips 66 Petroleum Company Museum
410 Keeler
Bartlesville, OK 74004
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The University of Oklahoma Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave.
Norman, OK 73072

The Conoco Oil Pioneers of Oklahoma Plaza in front of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History displays cast-bronze plates with the portraits and the biographies of the Oklahoma Oil Pioneers whose work laid the groundwork for the state petroleum and gas industry.

Stephens County Historical Museum
1402 W Beech Ave
Duncan, OK 73533
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Triangle Heritage Oil & Historical Museum
512 W Delaware
Cleveland, OK 74020
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Barbara Morgan Harvey Center
909 E Wood St.
Clarion PA 16214
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University documentary collection (Barbara Harvey’s collection of books and papers). It is center dedicated to the study of the oil heritage region is housed at Clarion University–Venango Campus in Oil City. The Barbara Morgan Harvey Center for the Study of Oil Heritage features the late donated to the university by her children.

Coolspring Power Museum
179 Coolspring Road
Coolspring, PA 15730

Drake Well Museum
202 Museum Lane
Titusville, PA 16354
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Indoor and outdoor Oil Museum. Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in partnership with Friends of Drake Well, Inc., Drake Well Museum and Park is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Historic Pithole City
14118 Pithole Road, off of Route 227
Pleasantville, PA 16341
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Indoor and outdoor Oil Museum. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Muddy Creek Oil Field - Moraine State Park
222 Camelot Rd.
Portersville, PA 16051
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Historical site managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Oil Creek State Park
305 State Park Road
Oil City, PA 16301
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Outdoor standalone museum managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad
409 S Perry St
Titusville, PA 16354
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Indoor and outdoor museum. The tracks retrace part of the original route of the Oil Creek Railroad in 1866.

Penn Brad Oil Museum
901 South Avenue (3 miles south of Bradford on Rt. 219)
Custer City, PA 16725
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Pumping Jack Museum
Crawford Center Business Office
603 Hill St.
Emlenton, PA 16373
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Simpler Times Museum
111 Simpler Times Lane, Route 62
Tidioute, PA 16351
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Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
270 Seneca Street
Oil City, PA 16301
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The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE)
115 Main Street East
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Bertha Terry Cornwell Museum of Sour Lake History
300 S Ann St (632,92 km)
Sour Lake, TX 77659
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Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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Carson County Square House Museum
TX Hwy. 207 (Elsie Street) and Fifth Street
Panhandle, TX 79068
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The Museum is self-guiding. Group tours can be arranged by calling or writing the Museum.

Depot Museum
514 N. High St.
Henderson, TX 75652
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East Texas Oil Museum
Hwy 259 at Ross St
Kilgore, TX 75662
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Felty Outdoor Oil Museum
Interstate 44 (15 miles north of Wichita Falls).
Burkburnett, TX 76354
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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 1600 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Gaston Museum
6558 State Highway 64 W
Joinerville, TX 75652
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Heritage Museum of Montgomery County
1506 I 45 North Feeder (Inside Candy Cane Park)
Conroe, TX 77301
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
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Humble Museum
219 E Main St
Humble, TX 77338
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Hutchinson County Historical Museum
618 N. Main Street
Borger, TX 79007
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Luling Oil Museum-Central Texas Oil Patch Museum
421 East Davis Street
Luling, TX 78648
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The Million Barrel Museum
400 E 4th St
Monahans, TX 79756
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The Museum of the Plains
1200 N. Main
Perryton, TX 79070
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Offshore Energy Center's Ocean Star. Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center
20th St. & Harborside Drive - 2002 Wharf C (Pier 19)
Galveston, TX 77550
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Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
2503 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015
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Perot Museum of Nature & Science
2201 N Field St
Dallas, TX 75201
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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
1500 Interstate 20 West
Midland, TX 79701
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Ranger Historical Preservation Society
1/2 Mile East on I-20 at Exit 349
Ranger, TX 76470
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Roaring Ranger Oil Boom Museum
121 S. Commerce
Ranger, TX 76470
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Santa Rita No. 1 Oil Well site
Section 2, Block 2, University of Texas lands
Texon, 76932 TX
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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
Beaumont, 77705 TX
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Texas Energy Museum
600 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
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The University of Texas in Austin
312 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78712
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Van Area Oil & Historical Museum
200 Vz County Road 1501
Van, TX 75790
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W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas
65258 Interstate 20
Thurber, TX 76463
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Witte Museum
2503 Fourth Ave
Canyon, TX 79015
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West Virginia

Oil and Gas Museum
119 3rd Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
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The Royce J. And Caroline B. Watts Museum
West Virginia University Mineral Resources Building
401 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
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Northwoods Petroleum Museum
Highway 45 & 32
Three Lakes, WI 54562
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Campbell County Rockpile Museum
900 W. Second St.
Gillette, WY 82716
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Green River Valley Museum
206 N. Front St PO Box 12
Big Piney, WY 83113
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Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center
700 Broadway St.
Thermopolis, WY 82443
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Salt Creek Museum
531 Peake St in Midwest
Midwest, WY 82643
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Brunei Darussalam

Oil and Gas Discovery Center
F20, Jalan Tengah, Seria KB3534
Seria, KB4533
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Petroleum and gas museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits and featured by a learning center on energy resources.


Geological Museum of China
No.15 Xisiyangrou Hutong
Xicheng District, Beijing 100034
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Daqing Oilfield Science & Technology Museum
Exhibition Hall of Scientific Experiment of Daqing Oilfield Development
Zhongyang Main Street, Ranghulu District
Daqing 163000
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The Science and Technology Museum of Daqing Oilfield is located in Ranghulu District of Daqing, under the direction of the Exploration and Development Research Institute of Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd. It was formerly The Development Tests Exhibition Hall of Daqing Oilfield (alias Underground Palace) built in 1960, and opened to the public on September 16, 1995.

Jiayuguan Yumen Oilfield
North Foot of Qilian Mountain Area
Yumen, 735200
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Yumen was the first petroleum base in China which was put into operation as early as 1939. During the 1940s, the oil output in Yumen accounted for about 90 percent of total crude oil produced nationwide.


Digboi Centenary Park - Oil Museum
Opp. IOCL Refinery
Digboi, Assam 786171
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Indonesian Oil and Gas Museum “Graha Widya Patra”
Jl. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Bambu Apus, Cipayung
Kota Jakarta Timur, Jakarta 13810
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The museum is located in the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah platform, next to the Electric Museum. This museum is closer to the TMII 4 Entrance. The idea to build this museum came up in the 14th IPA convention in October 1985, as a monument to commemorate the Centenary of the Oil and Gas Industry in Indonesia. Physical construction started in July 1987, and the museum was inaugurated by President Suharto on April 20, 1989.


Niitsu Petroleum Museum
1172-1 Akihaku Kanazu
Niigata, Niigata Prefecture 956-0845
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Museo in piena regola


Petroleum Museum “The Grand Old Lady”
Jabatan Muzium Sarawak, Canada Hill, Jalan Oil Well No. 1
Miri, Sarawak 98000
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Museum focused on local petroleum history, with replicas, interactive exhibits & a historic tower. The area where the museum is located was the first oil exploration in Miri which used the Grand Oil Lady drilling rig.


Taiwan Oil Field Exhibition Hall at the Chu-Hung Keng Mining Landscape, Taiwan petroleum industrial town
Kai Mine Village 36. Gongguan, Miaoli County 363. Related websites: ;



House Museum of Nobel Brothers in “Villa Petrolea”
57/2 Nobel Avenue (inside Nizami Park)
Baku 1025
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Oil and gas museum of the Kazakh-British Technical University
Tole bi st. 59
Almaty city 050000
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Opened in 2010, it is the first petroleum museum ever built in Kazakhstan.



Technisches Museum Wien – Vienna Technical Museum (Section ‘Mines and Energy’)
Mariahilfer Straße 212
1140 Wien
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Czech Republic

Muzeum naftového dobývání a geologie v Hodoníně – Museum of Oil Mining and Geology of Hodonin
Kasárenská ul. 1022
695 01 Hodonín


GASmuseet, The Danish GAS Museum
Gasværksvej 2
9500 Hobro
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Põlevkivimuuseum – Museum of Oil Shale
Lehe 10a Kukruse
30621 Kohtla-Järve
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Energy Discovery Centre
Tallinna Tehnika- ja Teaduskeskus (Tallinn Technology and Science Centre)
Põhja pst 29
10415 Tallinn
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Musée Français du Pétrole - French Museum of Oil
4 Rue de l’Ecole
67250 Merkwiller-Pechelbronn
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Le Musée du Pétrole
Route de Pontenx,
40160 Parentis-en-Born
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First created by ESSO REP Society, it is now run by the town of Parentis en Born. The exhibition explains the different techniques of prospecting and working in oil searching on Parentis concession.


Deutschen Erdölmuseum Wietze - German Petroleum Museum of Wietze
Schwarzer Weg 7-9
29323 Wietze

Deutsches Museum, Munich
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munich
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Erdöl-Erdgas-Museum Twist - Oil and Gas Museum of Twist
Flensbergstraße 13
49767 Twist
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Technopolis (Gazi) – City of Technology (Gas)
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Gazi, Athens
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Magyar Olajipari Múzeum (MOIM) – Hungarian Oil Industry Museum
H-8900 Zalaegerszeg, Wlassics Gyula u. 13,
Zalae- gerszeg, Magyarorszag
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Museo dell’Energia di Ripi
Via Merigo Alto s/n
03027 RIPI (FR)
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Museo Fisogni – Fisogni Museum
Via Bianchi 25/b
21049 Tradate (VA)
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Founded in 1966 by Guido Fisogni, the museum displays petrol pumps, license plates, compressors, oilers, advertising graphics, gadgets, games and blueprints. They are unique artifacts, faithfully restored, which represent the history of service stations from 1892 to 1990. In 2001, the museum entered the Guinness World Record as “the most complete collection of fuel and petrol stations in the world”. The facility opens regularly on Sunday mornings, and by reservation on the other days.

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci
Via S. Vittore 21
20123 Milano
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Museum of science and technology with an exhibit on petroleum, gas, and energy.

Parco Museo del Petrolio Vallezza – Vallezza Park Museum of Petroleum Ex Cantiere SPI,
Via Maiatico S/N
43045 Vallezza, Fornovo di Taro (PR)
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Piacenza Oil & Gas Museum (POGaM)
Via Scalabrini, 107
29121 Piacenza
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Norsk Oljemuseum – Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Kjeringholmen, Postboks 748
Sentrum 4004, Stavanger
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Muzeum Gazownictwa w Warszawie – Warsaw Gasworks Museum
Marcina Kasprzaka 25,
01-224 Warszawa
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Muzeum Skansen Przemyslu “Ignacy Łukasiewicz” – Museum of the Oil and Gas Industry “Ignacy Łukasiewicz”
Kopalniana 35
38-458, Bobrka
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The Petroleum Trail
Starostwo Powiatowe City of Jaslo
ul. Rynek 18
38-200 Jaslo
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International tourist trail leads through areas of Podkarpackie oil and gas industry in Poland and Ukraine (Galicia). It runs, inter alia, through such towns as: Bóbrka, Jedlicze, Zarszyn, Strachocina, Sanok, Tyrawa Solna, Wielopole (in Poland) and Niżankowice, Khyriv, Staryy Sambir, Sambir, Drohobych, Boryslav, Truskawiec in Schidnycia (in Ukraine).


Petrom, Muzeul Nati̦onal al Petrolului – National Museum of Petroleum
Strada Doctor Dumitru Bagdazar 8,
100575 Ploiesţi
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Earth Sciences Museum of the Moscow State University (The Museum of Natural History)
D. 1 ul. Leninskie Gory 1
Moscow 119234
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University museum displaying collections on petroleum geology.

Sretensky boulevard 11, building B
Moscow 101000
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Corporate Museum established in 2005.

The Museum Complex of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
65 Leninsky Prospekt
Moscow 119991
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The Museum Complex of Gubkin University includes the following museum expositions and exposition areas:
  • Mineralogical and Petrographic Museum named after Leonid Pustovalov;
  • Museum of Petroleum Chemistry named after Sergey Namyotkin;
  • Museum of Chemistry and Lubricants named after Nikolay Chernozhukov;
  • Hall of Labour Glory of the Oil and Gas Industry.

Rosneft Oil Company Museum
Sofiyskaya Embankment, 26/1
Moscow 117997
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Corporate Museum on the petroleum and gas industry with focus on the Company activities.

Vernadsky State Geological Museum
Mokhovaya Str. 11, bldg. 11 (Okhotny Ryad metro station)
Moscow, 125009
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Geological museum displaying collections on petroleum geology.

Polytechnic Museum
119 Mira Ave. (VDNKh), bldg. 46,
Moscow 129223
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University museum on technology and engineering displaying collections on petroleum.

Gas Transmission Museum of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow
Bldg. 101/1, Gazoprovod settlement
Sosenskoye village, Moscow 108814
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National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Ulitsa Sovetskaya, 14
Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan 450077
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The museum in 1997 opened a permanent special exposition on the 85 years of the petroleum of this region.

Museum of Oil and Gas
Ulitsa Lenina 50
Ukhta, Komi Republic 169300
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Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas
Ulitsa Chekhova, 9
Yugra, city of Khanty-Mansijsk, Khanty-Mansijsk district 628011
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Muzey Nefti – Leninogorsk
Exhibition Building 1
Prospekt Lenina, 3
Leninogorsk, Respublika Tatarstan 423250
Exhibition Building 2
Tukaya Street 2
Leninogorsk, Repub. Tatarstan, 423250
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Outdoor and indoor exhibits on petroleum and gas.

Muzey Nefti - Shugurovo
Zavodskaya St. 7
Shugurovo, Republic of Tatarstan 423282
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Perm Oil Museum of the LUKOIL-PERM oil company
Ulitsa Lenina, 62
Perm, Permskiy kray 614990
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Corporate Museum opened in 2009.

Transneft-Prikamye JSC
4 bld. 2, Presnenskaya Embankment
Moscow, 123112
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Transneft’s petroleum transportation and storage interactive on-line exhibit.

VNIGRI Museum of petroleum geology and paleontology
Liteiny Ave. 39
St.Petersburg 191104
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Tatneft Group Virtual Museum
75 Leninа Street, Almetyevsk
Republic of Tatarstan
Russian Federation.
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Corporate virtual museum available open access online in. This virtual-concept museum is one of its kind in the petroleum industry historical memory preservation. The virtual museum is engineered and updated by the TATNEFT Group.


Museo del Gas (Gas Museum) de la Fundación Naturgy
Plaza del Gas, 8
08201 Sabadell, Barcelona
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Museo del Petróleo (Oil Museum)
C/ Escuela s/n,
09144 Sargentes de la Lora, Burgos
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Oljeön i Ängelsberg-Engelsberg Oljefabrik – Oil Island in Ängelsberg-Oil Factory in Engelsbergs
Ängelsbergsvägen 15, 737 90 Ängelsberg
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Museum of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine
Karpatska Brama St., 26
Boryslav, Lviv region
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United Kingdom

Dukes Wood Oil Museum
Kelham Hall, Main Road, Newark,
Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX
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National Gas Museum
195 Aylestone Road,
Leicester LE2 7QJ
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Aberdeen AB11 5BY
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Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil
Almond Valley Heritage Centre,
Millfield, Livingston
West Lothian EH54 7AR
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Flame: The Gasworks Museum of Ireland (formerly the Carrickfergus Gasworks Museum)
44 Irish Quarter West
Carrickfergus BT38 8AT, Northern Ireland
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Middle East


Iran Petroleum Museum and Documents
Markazi 6 Bulding, No 523, Hafez Ave
Kharimkhan St, Tehran
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Museum and documentary research center. It hosts indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces. It is a government cultural institution gradually established and developed in the past 50 years. The museum distinguishes from many other museums in the world for the exhibition square surface, the variety and the antiquity of the artifacts preserved, the historical relevance of the papers preserved in the archive.


Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil & Gas Exhibition at the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Visitor Centre 212, Al Kuwayt
33WG+56 Ahmadi
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Museum featured by indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces. The Centre opened in 1956 to serve interested citizens and researchers. The artifacts and multimedia displayed focus mainly on the past and the present of the oil industry in Kuwait. It is The Kuwait Oil Company administrate the site and the personnel.


Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre
Sayh Al-Malih Street (Qurm Natural Park)
Muscat, 113
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Standalone museum focused on the oil science, technology and production in the country and the world. It hosts indoor/outdoor exhibition spaces. The Centre was opened in November 1979 upon the interest of the state owned oil company Petroleum Development Oman. Dedicated staff curate the museum operations and the development of the six permanent displays on crude oil and natural gas production chain.


Msheireb Museums - Company House
Jasim Bin Mohammed Street, Msheireb Museums Complex
Doha, Qatar
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The Company House is one of the four houses composing the Msheireb Museums Complex. The house is hosted in the building that was once used as the headquarters for Qatar’s first petroleum company. The complex is managed by private and government partners; it includes a library and organizes several educational activities. Since 2018, the company SHELL Qatar is the official sponsor for the Company House.

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Energy Exhibit
8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al Dhahran
Az Zahran 34461, Saudi Arabia
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Indoor multimedia and interactive path into a pavilion hosted in a comprehensive and heterogeneous cultural center focused on arts and sciences in Saudi Arabia and the world. The staff of the King Abdulaziz Center manages and develop the Energy Exhibit activities, including the numerous educational k-12 activities, since its opening in 2017.




The Big Rig
2 Riggers Road,
Roma, 4455 QLD
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Newstead Gasworks
70 Longland Street,
Brisbane, Teneriffe 4005 QLD
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Outdoor public space dedicated to the industrial and economic past of Queensland. The site hosted since the 1870s one of the most important gasworks plants of the country. In 2001, the City of Brisbane decided a comprehensive requalification of the area and to valorize the Newstead Gasworks’ No.2 gasholder remnants and guide framing.

Western Australia

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)’s Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA)
100 Plain St
East Perth, Perth, WA 6004
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Government owned indoor display on oil geology and E&P tools. The collection was created along the past 40 years by the DMIRS and today managed by (GSWA). This is the only place in Australia where it is possible to admire jars of oil and condensate from the NW shelf, Carnarvon and Perth Basins. The latter, includes a sample of oil from Harriet 1, the discovery well of what was to become the first commercial offshore oil field in Western Australia.

Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA)’s Perth Core Library
37 Harris Street,
Carlisle, Pert WA 6101
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Government owned outdoor display on the oil production. The Core Library is managed by the GSWA. It exhibits a nodding donkey from Mount Horner, near Dongara, a field that was owned by ARC Energy.

New Zealand

Dunedin Gasworks Museum
20 Braemar St
South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012
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Outdoor/indoor museum built on the site of the former local gasworks plant. The museum opened in 2001 with private and public capitals. The Dunedin Gasworks Museum Trust superintends the museum administration and activities.