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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Svalbard Museum - Small but worth a visit

When in Longyearbyen one should pay a visit to Svalbard Museum. It is not the largest museum in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RovingViking
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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All you need to know about Svalbard

A visit to this museum at the start of your stay in Svalbard is a very good idea as it gives you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birthe W
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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+47 79 02 64 90
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"stuffed animals"
in 23 reviews
"shoe covers"
in 11 reviews
"free lockers"
in 9 reviews
"arctic life"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"natural history"
in 7 reviews
"interesting place"
in 11 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"translated into english"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 6 reviews
"great introduction"
in 8 reviews
"coal mining"
in 19 reviews
"local wildlife"
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"quick visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"remove your shoes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Longyearbyen one should pay a visit to Svalbard Museum. It is not the largest museum in the world, but is very nice and informative. It is absolutely worth a visit for those who would like to go one dig deeper as regards to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to this museum at the start of your stay in Svalbard is a very good idea as it gives you history, background, mining facts, flora, fauna and local life all in one place. We spent two hours here and read about everything. There...More

Thank Birthe W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting facts about cool mining, nature, history, trapper life, a cool resting area on skinns,a lot of good books, which makes your visit there not shorter. I liked the creativity of the exhibitions. Really worth a visit!

Thank Edeltraud L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very Nice presentation of the Svalbard history - both the very beginning and the more recent trappers and mining activities.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little museum where you can find plenty of information about the life in the Arctic, both nature and human history

Thank Massimo D
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Perfect information about Svalbard. The museum is small so you can go through it in 1-2 hours and still get a lot of important information

Thank Stellan D
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to start off your Svalbard experience. It’s modern and interesting and offers lots of great information preparing you for the adventure of a lifetime.

Thank Kim L
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Museum was quite small and didn't have much on show. The corner with all the rugs was great and good for a kip :)

Thank DrTimO
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I love to read but I guess nowadays we search for more entertaining things. Learned a lot of interesting facts about humans and the wildlife up in Svalbard. Lacked a little bit of activities for kids and even adults. Everything is nicely exposed and the...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Small but has lots of stuff to see and read. Situated right at the end of town. What I like is that there's no one there to bug you whether do you want a tour around. Perhaps the tour has ended by the time I...More

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Helene V
24 March 2016|
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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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