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Svalbard Museum

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Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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+47 79 02 64 90
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and...

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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We have visited a lot of museums around the world, this is the first that is not trying to overload your brain. We spent around 2 hours and enjoyed every minute. A tip, if you go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Astorp, Sweden
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Astorp, Sweden
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited a lot of museums around the world, this is the first that is not trying to overload your brain. We spent around 2 hours and enjoyed every minute. A tip, if you go at lunch time, ask the staff to let you in to the university. There you can get a cheaper lunch and enjoy the intarnational... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this - it's a great foundation for everything else you'll do in Svalbard. Informative, beautifully designed and expertly curated. Must see.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum gives a good introduction to the history of this interesting place. Discovered in 1596, but not Norwegian ruled untill 1920. Interesting to see The political and economyval play throughout The history

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has lots of interesting information in a very didactic setting. It's worth visiting. Good chance to see the local animals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderfully interesting morning here. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits are beautiful. It's a great place to find more in depth information about this amazing island.

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Thank Lucy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to come to get an idea of how the orly settelers lived on Svalbard. Lots of stuffed animals from Svalbard and wooden houses from back in the day

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 11USD for adults to enter. Nice display of a variety of stuffed animals written history, photos and historical items. Interesting to learn about Svalbard's history and it made our stay more valuable.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Svalbard Museum when I first arrived in town, and it was a great introduction Svalbard. They had exhibits on the area's geography, history, wildlife, coal mining, exploration, etc. You can see the whole museum in under an hour, but it's a great way to learn about the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Longyearbyen is an anomaly It is unique and all the better for being so This museum gives an informative and easily understood vision of the history that led to the present community If you wish to understand the "City" and its invaluable contribution to world history as well as its journey to the present "metropolis" then this is well worth... More 

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Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting museum displaying the history of Svarbard and the artic north. Well wort a visit.

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