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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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Great spot to get familiarized with the area!

We’ve had a pretty short, but activity-packed schedule and didn’t have much time to explore. In... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emeryville, California
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One of the best compact museums in the world. Totally unique. No spoilers. ;) If you dont like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Longyearbyen, Norway
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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 yesterday via mobile

We’ve had a pretty short, but activity-packed schedule and didn’t have much time to explore. In fact, after we checked-in to our room, we only had about an hour before the museum closed, but we decided to go anyway, since it’d be our only opportunity....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is very small and I wouldn't say it is worth the money, but as most of the tours on Longyearbyen are quite expensive it is a good way to learn something about the place without having to pay a lot of money. Despite this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best compact museums in the world. Totally unique. No spoilers. ;) If you dont like this, travel to somewhere hot instead. :D

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jaklin78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place to spend an hour. 9 Kr entry fee. Explains the history of the town and the exhibits are well presented.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelAgent1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Svalbard Museum is one of the must-see experiences in Longyearbyen. Without a certain level of interest in these specific contents, you wouldn't be in Longyearbyen in the first place, so don't hesitate to find the time - especially as it's central, so there's no excuse!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D J
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I did not know much about Svalbard. By visiting this museum, I learnt a lot about the history and nature of Svalbart.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kct952
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited Svalbar Museum one afternoon and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. The ticket cost 90NOK and we spent approximately one hour looking around (could've spent more if we read everything more closely). The museum is really well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Up on business and needed a break from paperwork so popped down the road from the Radisson. Entry was reasonable and worth the visit. The exhibits are well laid out with plenty of explanation and are interesting. They deal with both the wildlife and human...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevensV5626VD
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Small and well done museum, I highly recommend it to go as soon as possible to better understand the history and culture of Svalbard. Timings are restrictive (12h-17h), count a good hour of visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boozzoo2
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Even if you have read a lot about Svalbard, a visit to this museum puts things into a meaningful context. You cannot visit Longyearbyen without a visit to this museum

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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