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North Pole Expedition Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 14:00
Open today: 09:00 - 14:00
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The TARDIS of museums

Bigger inside than outside! This small space houses a wealth of information on the various polar... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vtklw
Allow enough time for this excellent museum

This little museum is packed with fascinating stories, artefacts and tales of daring-do. I sadly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Open every day from 9 am to 2 pm. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum is about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bigger inside than outside! This small space houses a wealth of information on the various polar expeditions, including personal details about the explorers, their friendships and rivalries, and more. Highly recommend spending time here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum is packed with fascinating stories, artefacts and tales of daring-do. I sadly left visiting until my last day in Longyearbyen which I regret as I could easily have spent an entire day there. The museum tells the story of international expeditions to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit when in Longyearbyen, an impressive collection of historical artefacts as well as videos/texts

Date of experience: February 2019
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northpolemuseum, Receptionist at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much maximedawson!

Reviewed 10 February 2019

Solid stuff. Well thought true. Very interesting. You need 1-4 hours. They have guided tours inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaklin78
Reviewed 30 October 2018

An easy to access, well laid out museum that details a number of fascinating efforts of early exploration to the arctic regions. There is quite a lot of information to read, so I would recommend scheduling at least two hours or more to get the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Toby C
northpolemuseum, Responsabile reception at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you so much Toby C

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Won't interest people who aren't. It's an excelent collection of stuff with video as well. Very educational. Not much to do in Svalbard when you come down to it, but this was worth going to.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dale H
northpolemuseum, Responsabile reception at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you :)

Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a really interesting museum. It looks very small but it contains a lot of information on explorers to the North Pole, so much so that you can return once more on the same ticket.

Date of experience: September 2018
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northpolemuseum, Responsabile reception at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you so much 12Travellingismylife!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Who knew that Americans and Italians were big in polar exploration or that they used airships to explore the North Pole region. Well this museum tells that story. It niche but well done and has lots of letters papers and archive film. A must see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank manstondrive
Reviewed 20 August 2018

There is plenty to read as you go around this fascinating museum. Take your time, your reading glasses and make sure you follow the red arrows painted on the floor. It helps, of course, if you are interested in learning about the early explorers in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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northpolemuseum, Responsabile reception at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank a lot Kathleen M

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Worth a trip here to learn the stories of arctic explorers -- trying to conquer nature amid personal rivalries and more.

Date of experience: July 2018
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