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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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