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Called into the Gallery regarding a photography issue. Spoke to a very friendly, professional lady... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Passenger802811
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This shop houses the craft shop which offers pieces of local artists and the gallery. We went to... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
drogilmour
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible0%
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“craft shop”(2 reviews)
“for sale”(2 reviews)
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Galleri Svalbard was established in 1995. The gallery displays the permanent art and culture collections from Kåre Tveter, The Svalbards Collection (arctic maps, books and money) and The Recherche Collection (litographies fra the expeditions in 1838...more
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Nybyen, Longyearbyen, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection of historical maps concerning the discovery of Spitsbergen is of great interest. In particular the maps showing the original names (mainly Dutch and English) before many of the names were 'Norwegianised'. Gilesland gets a mention.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We tried to pop in before our flight home but the venue does not open before 11.00 which is annoying. It looked good from the outside but will never know

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Called into the Gallery regarding a photography issue. Spoke to a very friendly, professional lady in the gallery. She was very friendly and helpful. They do have a small amount of photographic equipment for sale. But some of the photos taken by the two Gallery...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I often take a liking to small, intimate galleries and museums, so this art exhibition was fantastic. They have a beautiful collection of studies on Arctic light and maps, and a space where you can purchase crafts from local artists. Admission was about 70 NOK,...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This shop houses the craft shop which offers pieces of local artists and the gallery. We went to the site because of the handcrafts, we did not entered the gallery. There are lots of pieces to see, and lots of them call your attention.

Thank drogilmour
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Given it's location this gallery had a surprisingly large collection. I'm not rating it higher because the collection did not really appeal to me that much personally. Your experience may differ.

Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This gallery combines a long-term exhibition area that you pay entry for, with a range of pieces by local artists on display plus an interesting historical section, and a shop/walk around gallery area where you can view and buy further local work, as well as...More

Thank polarbug
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A delightful gallery and full of beautiful local items. This is my second visit to Svalbard and always buy my gifts here - they are works of art.

Thank JudeCTaree_Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This building is shared between the gallery and the craft shop. The crafts were excellent and very tempting, the gallery charges extra and is not really worth it.

Thank _jenlbecker
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There are a number of locally made items on sale as well as a gallery, cafe as well. Selection of souvenirs too. Steps up to entrance, shoes covered

Thank Rita B
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