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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Very nice and interesting museum

This museum displays history, personalities, explorers and most of all nature in Svalbard in a very... read more

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jens h
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Copenhagen, Denmark
August 2018 visit

Good value museum that has interesting exhibits on environment, wildlife and local history. Take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David R
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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Reviewed today

This museum displays history, personalities, explorers and most of all nature in Svalbard in a very nice and interesting way, and how it all relates. Really worth a visit for 1 hour for a quick tour, 3 hours is you go into details.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good value museum that has interesting exhibits on environment, wildlife and local history. Take time to lie down on the animal hides in the library area.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting and very informative visite. We learned a lot of things about the nature and history of Svalbard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum which is a must do. Great exhibits and all well kept and informative. Plenty of books and interesting things in the shop too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is an architectural standout in Longyearbyen. The interior is equally well designed and the museum pieces are well curated, with taxidermy in the middle of the sphere, the outer circle beautifully tells the story of the region through posters, photography, artefacts and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

comprehensive history of Svalbard, interesting artifacts and nice recreation of early cabin and coal mine. most impressive were the animals in the middle section.

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to start your trip in Svalbard. It will provide information on wildlife in the area with examples, along with a history of the area from discovery to present day. There is also a reading nook which offers a great place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to kill some time during a 2 day layover before a cruise. Great introduction to the many lives of Svalbard: geological, biological, commercial, cultural. Translations of key points in English supplement a visual feast.

Thank Mary N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes about 60-90 minutes to visit the museum and is well worth the time. It provides quite an extensive overview of the history of Svalbard and has some interesting artifacts on display. Pretty expensive though at 90 NOK pp.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum with the group with which we would later start an expedition cruise. That meant we could spend less time in the museum than we wanted to. There is a lot to see about the Arctic and Svalbard, both nature and history...More

Thank Jan-Tiny
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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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