We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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