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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Lovely museum

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. It has so much information and a great display... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dc6932015
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Worth the visit

The collection is on the average size, but the information provided is first class. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this museum. It has so much information and a great display of arctic wildlife. I came out feeling like I'd learnt so much from this museum and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who visits Svalbard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection is on the average size, but the information provided is first class. Very informative, need time to see/read all. Be prepared to take off your shoes/coats before entering the exhibition. Oh, and there is always coffee/tea/biscuits to welcome you and get warm!

Thank EM-NS
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'd think a museum dedicated to polar bears and artic wildlife would be intensely kitsch. I assure you it's not. The exhibits are well thought out and give you a wonderful glimpse into the history of this very unique township. I wouldn't skip this.

Thank meiling_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just smack in the middle of longyearbyen. It provides good information on the history of svalbard & its wildlife. Definitely worth buying the ticket to have a look around! There is also a nice spot where you can look out into the...More

Thank Aloysius L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting and cosy museum depicting the history of Svalbard. I think they need to work on providing more english translations for some of the exhibits though however definitely worth the visit

Thank Moe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be the world's northernmost museum. We weren't expecting much when we entered but were surprised at how modern it looked. The museum covers the whole history of Svalbard from its first being discovered to whaling, mining, WWII, flora and fauna. There are many...More

Thank okiesooner09
Reviewed 7 November 2017

For anyone with an interest in polar exploration this museum is a great visit. The exhibits are well presented and with features which will interest children. There is a small gift shop but the items for sale are tasteful and not plastic tat. There is...More

Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Excellent small museum. Like most places here you have to remove your footwear or cover your shoes with plastic slippers - all very fetching! Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff and there is a 50% discount for 'Seniors'. The museum covers the history of Svalbard...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Small museum but has essentially everything you would like to know about the history of Svalbard. Layout of exhibition was good and in some instances it was an interactive experience.

Thank Cas M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We came here at the end of our visit to Svalbard, which meant that we'd already heard quite a lot about the history of the place. Nevertheless, the museum still provided a lot of information that went into much more detail than our tour guides...More

Thank Travellkid
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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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