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Svalbard Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Relaxation in a Museum

Svalbard Museum is one of the must-see experiences in Longyearbyen. Without a certain level of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
Small but very interesting museum

I did not know much about Svalbard. By visiting this museum, I learnt a lot about the history and... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
Stavanger, Norway
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The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help support life and the activities taking place here, which together reveal the close relationship between sea and land, nature and cultural history.
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Svalbard Museum is one of the must-see experiences in Longyearbyen. Without a certain level of interest in these specific contents, you wouldn't be in Longyearbyen in the first place, so don't hesitate to find the time - especially as it's central, so there's no excuse!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D J
Reviewed 13 December 2018

I did not know much about Svalbard. By visiting this museum, I learnt a lot about the history and nature of Svalbart.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kct952
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited Svalbar Museum one afternoon and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. The ticket cost 90NOK and we spent approximately one hour looking around (could've spent more if we read everything more closely). The museum is really well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank siljeaaserud
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Up on business and needed a break from paperwork so popped down the road from the Radisson. Entry was reasonable and worth the visit. The exhibits are well laid out with plenty of explanation and are interesting. They deal with both the wildlife and human...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stevensV5626VD
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Small and well done museum, I highly recommend it to go as soon as possible to better understand the history and culture of Svalbard. Timings are restrictive (12h-17h), count a good hour of visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Even if you have read a lot about Svalbard, a visit to this museum puts things into a meaningful context. You cannot visit Longyearbyen without a visit to this museum

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 167PCE
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This museum is housed in a great modern building. The displays were really interesting and it’s really informative, I learnt much about the history of Svalbard. It’s definitely worth a visit, we really enjoyed it .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This was a very informative exhibition of the history of Svalbard. From the early explorers and huntsmen to the mining industry. There was also a separate picture collection of air photos of Svalbard.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bjartek2014
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum that gives a great history of the area and teaches you about the wildlife. Must stop in Svalbard.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelinman045
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A beautiful museum, which tells all you want to know about Svalbard. Modern facilities, cosy, audiovisual, real items, a wide library in different languages. A place with to know, I would say a must in Longyearbyen.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariodoors
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Helene V
24 March 2016|
Response from Erlend S | Property representative |
Hi, in April we are open from 10:00-17:00 every day. For details see our web page: svalbardmuseum.no/apningstider/?lang=en Welcome to Svalbard! Erlend S, Svalbard Museum
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