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North Pole Expedition Museum

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Address: 401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway (Formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum)
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+47 957 35 742

Open every day 10 - 14. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is...

Open every day 10 - 14. The (formerly Spitsbergen Airship Museum) museum is an expedition museum and the northernmost aviation museum in the world. The museum ia about expeditions to the North Pole, departing from Svalbard. The emphasis is on the 'America', the 'Norge' & the 'Italia' expeditions. Open daily Febuary through September. Several hours of the original expidition movies running continuosly. The exhibitions is a collage between old newspapers, postcards, photos, plane modelas, several hours of original movie material, clothes, stamps, letters, telegrams and more.

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Great overview of historical nord pole expeditions

Loved the museum, as we both are very interested in expeditions to the north and the north pole. Friendly staff, extensive historical footage and material.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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Astorp, Sweden
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are wery interested in the exploration about the north pole, so we looked forward to this museum. It has potential, but it is not easy to follow a stright line, a lot of information but not related to the objects that we found. Both me and me wife asked each other a lot of questions about the objects and... More 

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Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the museum, as we both are very interested in expeditions to the north and the north pole. Friendly staff, extensive historical footage and material.

Thank nathaliehens
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to be honest: I was a bit overwhelmed by this museum. It's not very large, but there's TONS of information about the different arctic explorers, with letters, photos, newspaper clippings, etc. At times it felt like there was too much information, and it wasn't really well-curated into an easy-to-follow story. Sometimes less is more.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, but very interesting museum. You'll know a lot about history of Svalbard, animals, which lives there, etc

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interseting to walk around. a bit of a nuisance using the english guide book when some things had english signs and others didnt but well worth the viist

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum in Longyearbyen. It has great exhibits and exhibits regarding polar exploration. Well worth a visit to understand life in the artic and polar regions.

Chateauguay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice museum in town. The exibition is very interesting. We had a great time watching the glacier videos. Lack some english traduction in some sections.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to see in one of the most beautiful places I have visited. If you love snow, ice, winter sports, adventures, bears and lots of birds this is a place to be.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This museum was largely built by the two people who run it. For a small museum, it has wonderful exhibits and many people stay for 1 1/2 - 2 hours going through the exhibits.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed this museum, which was well signed and easy to get around, but I think it would be of more interest to people with a deep interest in polar exploration as it was very in-depth and required more reading and time than we could spend.

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