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Svalbard Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A necessary visit

Even if you have read a lot about Svalbard, a visit to this museum puts things into a meaningful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Super little museum

This museum is housed in a great modern building. The displays were really interesting and it’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill H
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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.
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is housed in a great modern building. The displays were really interesting and it’s really informative, I learnt much about the history of Svalbard. It’s definitely worth a visit, we really enjoyed it .

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very informative exhibition of the history of Svalbard. From the early explorers and huntsmen to the mining industry. There was also a separate picture collection of air photos of Svalbard.

Thank bjartek2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum that gives a great history of the area and teaches you about the wildlife. Must stop in Svalbard.

Thank travelinman045
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful museum, which tells all you want to know about Svalbard. Modern facilities, cosy, audiovisual, real items, a wide library in different languages. A place with to know, I would say a must in Longyearbyen.

Thank Mariodoors
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great place where you have to take off your shoes, then you feel quite at home! Take your time to admire the stuffed animals, read everything about geology... Both adults and kids can enjoy the place!

Thank Francoise L
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Went there on a cloudy afternoon based on good reviews we had read online, and we weren’t disappointed! Exhibits are very nice and easy to follow. For such a small town like Longyearbyen, we weren’t expecting such a well designed museum. It’s certainly worth the...More

Thank MarsTheWorldTraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Museum provides a very good introduction and overview to Svalbard. Visit early in your stay to provide the context for detailed exploration. Needs more on discovery of Gilesland (aka Kvitoya).

Thank jagsjg
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is a must if you’re visiting Svalbard. It includes human settlement, flora, fauna and geology. It gives a great perspective on the area including environmental problems. The highlight, for me, was the stuffed animals. Getting to see how large a polar bear actually...More

Thank jasonsd
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A place to visit if you go to Svalbard. Please see my review of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Longyearbyen.

Thank Jon-Sverre S
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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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