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North Pole Expedition Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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This is a really interesting museum. It looks very small but it contains a lot of information on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
12Travellingismylife
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Who knew that Americans and Italians were big in polar exploration or that they used airships to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
manstondrive
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Open every day from 10 am to 3 pm. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum is about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis...more
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401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really interesting museum. It looks very small but it contains a lot of information on explorers to the North Pole, so much so that you can return once more on the same ticket.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that Americans and Italians were big in polar exploration or that they used airships to explore the North Pole region. Well this museum tells that story. It niche but well done and has lots of letters papers and archive film. A must see...More

Thank manstondrive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is plenty to read as you go around this fascinating museum. Take your time, your reading glasses and make sure you follow the red arrows painted on the floor. It helps, of course, if you are interested in learning about the early explorers in...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Worth a trip here to learn the stories of arctic explorers -- trying to conquer nature amid personal rivalries and more.

Thank swingspan
Reviewed 4 August 2018

By contrast to the museum, the North Pole Expedition Museum focuses more on those who used Svalbard as a jumping off point to conquer the North Pole. With only a few authentic relics to support the stories, the Museum features loads of reading material displayed...More

Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is very nice and cozy. There is a lot of information about the early polar expeditions. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum!

Thank Bram d
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This place does a great job showing Svalbard's role in polar exploration. If you are interested in exploration history (we are), it's definitely worth a trip. Lots to see. Well presented.

Thank AllTheContinents111
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A quick stop off for an hour or so. Plenty of artifacts in the way of posters, magazine and newspaper articles, items from the expeditions themselves and in depth narrative and stories related. A handy arrow system directs you around in the right order.

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

It's not a bad museum, but I felt that the approach was a bit old-school. Printed stencils to read and various artifacts. Even for a staunch museum lover (and stencil reader...) it was a bit on the dry side.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Largely just a collection of newspaper clippings and old displays. Feels like a museum frozen in time from several decades ago. The subject is fascinating, but the museum manages to make it rather dry. It's also overly focused on airship exploration (it apparently used to...More

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