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Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet

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The Whaling Museem - the history of whaling in Norway

The museum is a hidden pearl in Sandefjord, covering the entirety of the history of whaling, seen... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Always nice...

A must see for all interested in how whaling was done...But, now thankfully more or less banned... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Benjamin O
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Ta et dypdykk i Europas eneste spesialmuseum for hval og hvalfangst. Se hvordan hval er fanget i forskjellige kulturer gjennom tidene og utforsk hvordan hvalen lever i dag.
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Museumsgata 39, Sandefjord 3210, Norway
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The museum is a hidden pearl in Sandefjord, covering the entirety of the history of whaling, seen from the eyes of Sandefjord, Norway's capital in the Whaling era. The museum is a great place for kids to visit, and even adults can learn alot from...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A must see for all interested in how whaling was done...But, now thankfully more or less banned. Also, a great place to see some stuffed sea-creatures.

1  Thank Benjamin O
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I visited here 5 years ago and it was fascinating then, this time they are having renovations done to improve the museum so not everything was open (the price has been reduced to reflect this). Nevertheless, we still found it fascinating...and to see the size...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Sandefjord museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) is exhibiting the whaling industry and is the only specialized museum of whales and whaling in Europe. However, it's a small museum with very limited information, and it was a bit of a let down.

1  Thank Adele H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A nice place for both grownups and children to look at animals and learn about the whaling industry in Norway.

Thank Stian O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The whaling industry was the most importent industry in Sandefjord in the 50's and 60's. You can say that without this Sandefjord would have been a little Fishing village. The museum offer a fantastic view of the work in the Antartic area. The boats and...More

Thank Gunnar H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A good history lesson in this part of norway and the hard time after world war 2. se the life and history of the whalers

Thank 298bj_rnm
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Quite a interesting museum and worth a visit. Museum gives a good insight how whaling through centuries. There is an exhibition that shows whaling resistance also the price for adult is 70 Nok. Children 50 Nok

1  Thank arawin
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It is written that it's one of the best museums of this kind , all about whale hunting and actually it very interesting especially for the photos and movies about the history of the area and the whale hunting around the world done by Norwegian...More

1  Thank Lella P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sandefjord is whaling, although there are people who are fanatically against killing these giants. However Hvalfangstmuseet gives you an unbiased introduction to the fantastic life of the whalers, both on the vessels and on the land stations. A must if you want to get the...More

1  Thank Oystein F
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18 March 2016|
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