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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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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Perfect museum for Svalbard

Lovely compact yet thorough museum telling the history of Svalbard as well as information on the wildlife and climate, lockers and area to leave coats free of charge and lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely compact yet thorough museum telling the history of Svalbard as well as information on the wildlife and climate, lockers and area to leave coats free of charge and lovely staff too, worth the visit

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Thank Katy N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it is a must for travellers! It is a very nice museum, where you can have an idea of the history of Svalbard, the traditions and the life!

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nominal of approx 5-10 Euros per person allows you to spend time to know how mankind conquered the top of the world. It also imparted information about various expeditions that went horribly wrong in pursuit of conquering North Pole

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Thank Vijay R R
Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great overview of wildlife, polar history, and a lot more. The design of the muesum is great also for kids, like walking in a theme park -never gets boring. Also activities to test out, lots of fun for adults as well as kids, if you alloe your inner child to be playful.

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Dornach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, informative museum. Small but perfectly formed. It cover everything from the biodiversity to geology and history of the region. Take the time to read as well as see and, like me, you will be very pleasantly surprised.

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Thank BauenArt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Svalbard Biodiversity, Geology and history is uncommon in the world. This musueum is really well done and will help you to understand the life of the early pionneer, the food chain in the island, the scientific intesrest of the island and the history of the Coal miners here. This museum is really well made and affordable. The shop give you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful museum. The perimeter gives a chronological history of Svalbard (starting form discovery to present day), and the entire inner area is about wildlife. All the major industries through the history are covered, and there are lots of interesting animals on display. It is important to note that none of the wildlife displays have any english. I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting layout. The interior design is quite original. It gives you a detail explanation of the whole archipelago.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opened at noon. Friendly staff and welcome coffee. The museum gives a good idea about the history and life on Svalbard. I enjoyed this museum.

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Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Svalbard Museum is very nice with lot of information about this unique place. If you want to know something about animals, live, industry and nature in this place, you have to visit it.

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