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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Definitely worth a visit

The museum is small but very well presented. It’s very informative about Svalbard and the whole... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stella C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Definitely worth taking the time to see it

Very well done and informative museum that provides great information on Svalbard . Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
betsy1812
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Cambridge, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shoe covers” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is small but very well presented. It’s very informative about Svalbard and the whole history behind cities like Barentsburg and Longyearbyen. It has a lot of items from thevold explorers and a lot of stuffed animals like foxes and a polar bear. Before...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well done and informative museum that provides great information on Svalbard . Absolutely take it slowly and enjoy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite Longyearbyen's tiny size there is one good local museum. It's well-presented and well-documented. It's well thought out for kids as well. I give an extra point for the possibility to stretch out on seal skins in the library.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small (but nice) museum in longyearbyen. The exhibition is about arctic wildlife, geology of the svalbard and conditions of life in the island in the past. Recommended in a rainy day... like today :-)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum to get a good experience of the the Artic without getting cold. Good examples of main land mammals and overview of mining industry and life on Svalbard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok there isn't a lot to choose from in terms of museums in Longyearbyen but this is very informative, succinct, and doesn't take a lot of walking around. It's a great intro to the history and life in Svalbard. Can't have a trip without a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really imaginative lay out, well spaced with genuinely interesting exhibits, historically themed. We went back as it was quite busy when we visited. Very informative, good signage and atmospheric lighting. Interesting for all ages and rally worth the time spent there.

Thank Sue149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a superb little museum - an ideal place to spend an hour whilst waiting to board the ship. The polar bear exhibit in particular was stunning showing you up close just how big and powerful these animals are.

Thank ntpayne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Lots of information, and laid out extremely well. This is the best museums and Svalbard. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy all aspects, pictures, and reading information

Thank Vance C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has all of the info you want to learn, presented well, and even an ipod audio tour is available for part of it, for free. Loved visiting on our last day in Longyearbyen.

Thank Beth C
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Helene V
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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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