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North Pole Expedition Museum

401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 957 35 742
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Very interesting museum

This is very well organised with "Summary Displays" & "Detailed Displays" for each historic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David G
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Average

I found this museum to be average only. It does have extensive information in print near to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sachin K
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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 on the 'America', the 'Norge' and the 'Italia' expeditions. 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. Open daily Febuary through September.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 18 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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401-18, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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+47 957 35 742
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"polar exploration"
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"newspaper articles"
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"last century"
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"two floors"
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"early explorers"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting information"
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"take your time"
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"great exhibition"
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"arctic explorers"
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"souvenir shop"
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"worth a visit"
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"great overview"
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"couple of hours"
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"polar bear"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very well organised with "Summary Displays" & "Detailed Displays" for each historic section. Meaning you could get a good overview in one hour or happily spend two hours on a detailed visit.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this museum to be average only. It does have extensive information in print near to the photographs and collections. But grasping the lengthy information was boring. The reason why I chose to visit this museum was because of the attractive name it carries....More

Thank Sachin K
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is quite little but very well organized. You can find here lot of interesting information about North Pole expeditions, including the history of Norge and Italia dirigibles.

Thank Massimo D
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Very small museum packed with information. It is a bit daunting because it is full of panels to read. I learned a lot about the attempted races to the North Pole that were based in Svalbard but there is a lot or reading. I do...More

Thank teafree
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Really impressive collection of memorabilia relating to polar exploration by airships. Very helpful staff and comfortable sleeping, I mean sitting area.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I found this really interesting, learnt a lot of new facts. There is a lot to read, I didn't get round quite all of it, so would go on a second visit if I get the chance!

Thank Valerie B
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This museum feels really personal with some really unique displays and pieces of information. This museum is run by the same guy who runs poli arctici tour company and so you get in free if doing a trip with them. The museum is set up...More

Thank saw88
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Worth a visit! Maybe a bit too much information if one takes time to read all the displays - my brain was a bit overloaded, but definitely still worth it! Great respect for the explorers & the history they have created.

Thank BurnToExplore
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of historical relics.One of the biggest staft white Bear 505 kg shot in self defense many other polar animals and souvenir shop.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Very informative, well maintained and a very nice, helpful, friendly person sitting at the reception!

Thank Mrinmoy_Datta
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Spitsbergen Air... M, Front Office Manager at North Pole Expedition Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you Mrinmoy!

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