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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Really interesting and well worth the visit. We spent a good couple of hours or so watching the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greater London, United Kingdom
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A well maintained but underwhelming experience

Definitely worth a visit if you come to Longyearbyen, but overall not particularly memorable... read more

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The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help support life and the activities taking place here, which together reveal the close relationship between sea and land, nature and cultural history.
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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting and well worth the visit. We spent a good couple of hours or so watching the videos and reading stuff.

Thank NShah16072016
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth a visit if you come to Longyearbyen, but overall not particularly memorable - sorry to those who obviously care for its upkeep. The polar exploration museum sucks up a lot of the most interesting history, and as that was closed when we visited,...More

Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to start your visit to this amazing island. Really helps you understand what goes on here year round and in places you can't see. Since there isn't very much to do in Longyearbyen itself, you can really kill your time here learning not...More

Thank vortexz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and well worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare when in Longyearbyen, especially at the start of a trip since you can get a good impression of the things you might well see.

Thank Mikejhutt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Svalbard museum offered some good information on Svalbard and its history and geology and wildlife. It was quite informative and offered a glimpse of life as a wildlife trapper or coal miner during the 1900's. Unfortunately, the wildlife section offered very little information in english...More

Thank Andre G
Reviewed 3 days ago

many animals to be seen may explanations also in english good overview of historical and economical development in svalbard

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is very well done and worth the visit. Be aware that not every single word in the museum displays was translated to English, however, there always is a summary, and you probably didn't want to read every word anyway ;-) It is probably...More

Thank Doug_from_Chicago
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to a couple of museums in Longyearbyen, and this was our second favorite one. They had interesting displays about the wildlife, the mining, the culture and the history, among other features, so we both learned alot about the area. I would recommend going...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of information as well as exhibits nicely laid out. Great for children too. Lots of books and souvenirs on sale in the shop. You have to cover your shoes or remove them on entering. All on one level.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see in Svalbard. Excellent social history of the place (whaling, mining and trapping), natural history, science, geography and geology - all so intrinsic to understanding the Svalbard of today. A couple of the displays were being upgraded but it did not detract...More

Thank Jud F
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Helene V
24 March 2016|
Response from Erlend S | Property representative |
Hi, in April we are open from 10:00-17:00 every day. For details see our web page: svalbardmuseum.no/apningstider/?lang=en Welcome to Svalbard! Erlend S, Svalbard Museum
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