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Svalbard Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Modern and variated

A beautiful museum, which tells all you want to know about Svalbard. Modern facilities, cosy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oslo, Norway
Really worth the visit

A great place where you have to take off your shoes, then you feel quite at home! Take your time to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Francoise L
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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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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful museum, which tells all you want to know about Svalbard. Modern facilities, cosy, audiovisual, real items, a wide library in different languages. A place with to know, I would say a must in Longyearbyen.

Thank Mariodoors
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place where you have to take off your shoes, then you feel quite at home! Take your time to admire the stuffed animals, read everything about geology... Both adults and kids can enjoy the place!

Thank Francoise L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there on a cloudy afternoon based on good reviews we had read online, and we weren’t disappointed! Exhibits are very nice and easy to follow. For such a small town like Longyearbyen, we weren’t expecting such a well designed museum. It’s certainly worth the...More

Thank MarsTheWorldTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum provides a very good introduction and overview to Svalbard. Visit early in your stay to provide the context for detailed exploration. Needs more on discovery of Gilesland (aka Kvitoya).

Thank jagsjg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a must if you’re visiting Svalbard. It includes human settlement, flora, fauna and geology. It gives a great perspective on the area including environmental problems. The highlight, for me, was the stuffed animals. Getting to see how large a polar bear actually...More

Thank jasonsd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to visit if you go to Svalbard. Please see my review of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Longyearbyen.

Thank Jon-Sverre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good to learn a lot from the history of the island and its inhabitants. It gives some background an really helps to understand what you are looking at when you are outside again. Would advise friends to go there. Spend 2-3 Hours

Thank m g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is partly informative, but I wish it would be a bit more in English. Most explanations are in Norwegian. Showing a lot of history of Svalbard, you can see the cruelty of killing whales, walruses, seals and seabirds during the past 300 years.... Some...More

Thank Juri M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to Longyearbyen it is a must to go. But the informations are not in English. Good things to see.

Thank Inaldo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a good hour looking through the exhibits of this museum. there were a lot of really interesting exhibits from the whaling and fur trapping eras and some interesting stuff from the coal mining era

Thank grs748
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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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