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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Worth a visit

There were some great wildlife displays and some well done descriptions of the human history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Missoula, Montana
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Nice and interesting

Small museum, but interesting if you are interested in Svalbard's history from the beginning till... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

There were some great wildlife displays and some well done descriptions of the human history of Svalbard. Unfortunately for those of us who do not read Norwegian, there were many texts we could not read. It was very dark in some displays as well, but...More

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small museum, but interesting if you are interested in Svalbard's history from the beginning till present times. The internal area was visually perfect and a replica of an old hut added a real feeling of very hard life in Svalbard in the past. Unfortunately poor...More

Thank katerinas626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is modern and gives a good representation of life in Svalbard, wildlife, mining and development of this arctic town. Most presentations have English and the story is well told of life since the development began in the area.

Thank Riccardo56
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum very interesting. Learning about the history of the town with great photographs and exhibits. Well worth a visit. I especially liked the information about some of the residents who live there now.

Thank lesw1886
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has some very unique items and an interesting story to tell. Unfortunately, due to Svalbard's short history, the museum is likewise quite small.

Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum gives a good overview of the History of Spitsbergen unfortunately a large amount of the dscritptions are only in Norwegian.

Thank reneetje2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ensure you allow at least two - three hours for your visit to this museum. It presents a fascinating and very educational history of Svalbard, revealing hidden gems of information. Do linger and read every sign/placard containing information as you amble clockwise from the entrance....More

Thank iconicdestinations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small Museum but useful to understand Longyearbyen, history and general knowledge about its inhabitants, animals etc. Small nice shop with books about Longyearbyen.

Thank pedro g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was important to me to learn gain theoretical knowledge as well having activities while my stay in Svalbard. Fortunately, I was right do do so. This is a very nice museum, very detailed with a lot of information about Svalbard's nature, animals, climate, expeditions,...More

Thank ScandivavianViking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibition which would give you a good idea about the history of Svalbard. Magnificent artifacts, welcoming and cozy atmosphere. A must if you're in Lonyearbyen.

Thank Dimitar S
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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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