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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Small but great for a short visit

We came here at the end of our visit to Svalbard, which meant that we'd already heard quite a lot... read more

Reviewed today
Bern, Switzerland
via mobile
Essential history lesson

If you travel to Longyearbyen, you would be remiss to skip the Svlabard Museum. It is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shuvo G
Montreal, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed today via mobile

We came here at the end of our visit to Svalbard, which meant that we'd already heard quite a lot about the history of the place. Nevertheless, the museum still provided a lot of information that went into much more detail than our tour guides...More

Thank Travellkid
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel to Longyearbyen, you would be remiss to skip the Svlabard Museum. It is the storehouse of information about Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard as a whole archipelago, and northern Arctic life. The displays are tasteful, informative, and enjoyable. The small gift shop/book store...More

Thank Shuvo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not large museum.But its worth spending time and learning significant point of the land. Also very cheap entrance.

Thank Ömer K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No shoes are allowed inside. "Second"-hand (gross) clogs are provided. No bags are allowed inside. Most of the explanations are in Norsk. Rude staff. Small museum.

Thank mcdl_82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were some great wildlife displays and some well done descriptions of the human history of Svalbard. Unfortunately for those of us who do not read Norwegian, there were many texts we could not read. It was very dark in some displays as well, but...More

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum, but interesting if you are interested in Svalbard's history from the beginning till present times. The internal area was visually perfect and a replica of an old hut added a real feeling of very hard life in Svalbard in the past. Unfortunately poor...More

Thank katerinas626
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is modern and gives a good representation of life in Svalbard, wildlife, mining and development of this arctic town. Most presentations have English and the story is well told of life since the development began in the area.

Thank Riccardo56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this museum very interesting. Learning about the history of the town with great photographs and exhibits. Well worth a visit. I especially liked the information about some of the residents who live there now.

Thank lesw1886
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum has some very unique items and an interesting story to tell. Unfortunately, due to Svalbard's short history, the museum is likewise quite small.

Thank Lord_Dehf
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The museum gives a good overview of the History of Spitsbergen unfortunately a large amount of the dscritptions are only in Norwegian.

Thank reneetje2015
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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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