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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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Worth spending an hour here

we had a good hour looking through the exhibits of this museum. there were a lot of really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
A must see to understand Svalbard

This museum does not only picture nature topics but also social topics: How the society of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frankfurt, Germany
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum does not only picture nature topics but also social topics: How the society of Longyearbyen developed over time, etc. There is an example of a trapper's cabin as well as a lot of artefacts and people's stories.

Thank 12Travellingismylife
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this museum one morning in between locally guided tours. A really informative experience and added layers of depth and detail to things already highlighted to us by our various tour guides. Some great exhibits and I felt very well informed in various aspects...More

Thank Toby C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum looks small on the outside, but it's bigger than it looks. There's a ton of information about the local culture and surrounding area. I'd recommend reading up a bit on the website beforehand, because it's a lot of information to absorb all at...More

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum and told the history of the town and the island brilliantly - great if alarming information on whale hunting and Walrus hunts - also really detailing insight of the war years. A must do on any visit to this part...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information to read and absorb. Very well put together exhibits. Information in English and Norwegian.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good presentation on the history of the region with it’s discoveries, it’s people, animals, & geology. Worth visiting for about one hour.

Thank ozallan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you have taken shoes off and out on slipon crocs, this will provide a good opportunity to understand the island. Displays are inventive and modern in layout. Highly recommended.

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best museum we've ever been in. Could have spent a day here - there's so much to read and look at. The souvenirs/clothing items are locally made for the most part and excellent quality and very well priced.

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent small museum presenting the history of Svalbard in an interesting and vivid manner. Furthermore, the museum shop has a wide range of quality literature covering the arctic available.

Thank Timo M
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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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