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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Nice small museum at the bottom of Longyearbyen, well worth a visit, about £9 to get in but gives... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
matt d
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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There is a lot of information, photos, and quotations, allowing you to dig deep into the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emily H
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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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“stuffed animals” (22 reviews)
“shoe covers” (11 reviews)
“arctic life” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small museum at the bottom of Longyearbyen, well worth a visit, about £9 to get in but gives good overview of the history, wildlife and geology

Thank matt d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of information, photos, and quotations, allowing you to dig deep into the history of Svalbard. They also have many artifacts and some interactive areas such as a small cabin you can go inside and footprints and small samples of animals that...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank dc6932015
Reviewed 11 December 2017

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 10 December 2017

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 4 December 2017

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 22 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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
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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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