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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Due to the coal mining heritage it’s not unusual to leave your shoes at the entrance of municipal... read more

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Tracy D
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Magnolia, Texas
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Good for a quick overview of the life on Svalbard

A quick walk through this exhibition will give you some ideas of both nature and the wildlife but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Agust_Hjortur
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed animals” (23 reviews)
“shoe covers” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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+47 79 02 64 90
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"stuffed animals"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to the coal mining heritage it’s not unusual to leave your shoes at the entrance of municipal buildings and hotels etc. The museum provides space to hang your coats and free lockers as well. They provide crocs to wear but you can also walk...More

Thank Tracy D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A quick walk through this exhibition will give you some ideas of both nature and the wildlife but also the people who have been living there. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good place to learn about the life, history and animals of Svalbard. Very nice exhibition, small interesting stories about Svalbard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a great introduction to Svalbard, Longyearbyen and the Arctic region Not expensive and well laid out and informative

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have to pay as it was included in our cruise as the first stop. Otherwise it's 90 NOK per adult. It's a pretty small museum that you can walk around in 10 minutes if you just want to look at displays, but if...More

Thank Maria N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised exhibition on life and history of Svalbard, useful insights for new visitors. Good exhibits of local wildlife.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit is interesting but the museum has too much text. The entrance fee is 90 NOK which I find a bit expensive.

Thank Albert P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a tour of the museum before I boarded an arctic cruise in Longyearbyen. It was very educational as it told the history of Spitsbergen, the mining industry and polar exploration in great detail. Highly recommended if you happen to be in town.

Thank Ricky Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Svalbard museum is probably the best museum in Longyearbyen. It is situated within easy walkable distance of most hotels. Pricing is reasonable. One gets comprehensive information inside the museum about the entire region of Svalbard. I would very highly recommend visiting this museum while...More

Thank Sachin K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in Longyearbyen is a must. Not expensive but very informative. We spent an hour here reading and got answers to most of our questions, questions we been asking our self during preparing the trip :)

Thank Stig J
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Helene V
24 March 2016|
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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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