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Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Interesting for children and adults.

Small museum during the renovation. But it is worth a visit because of the skeletons of whales and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marcin J
Wroclaw, Poland
A Whale to See

A must see in Sandefjord, Norway. If you really want to know how Sandefjord started you should go... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
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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 6 days ago

Small museum during the renovation. But it is worth a visit because of the skeletons of whales and other marine animals. In the underground, an interesting movie, it's a pity that only in Norwegian. He and my 6-year-old daughter loved it. Museum staff very polite!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcin J
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A must see in Sandefjord, Norway. If you really want to know how Sandefjord started you should go here and see Norway’s whaling history. Although some videos may be a bit cruel to some people especially when they are explaining how it was done back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark_Miguel
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Journey427691
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ropentastones
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank AddieHeidenDK
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank arawin
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18 March 2016|
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