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Barentsburg Pomor museum

Barentsburg, Norway
+47 79 02 18 14
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While in Barentsburg, you go on a walk around the town showing the buildings. Old Russian/Soviet... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Great little museum

Found this small museum very interesting. There was an honesty box to pay a small fee and it was... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 Jan 2017
13 Aug 2016
“Great little museum”
Barentsburg, Norway
+47 79 02 18 14
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

While in Barentsburg, you go on a walk around the town showing the buildings. Old Russian/Soviet mining town. We stopped off at the museum to have a look around. As other people state it has a limited exhibits, but still worth a visit We also...More

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Found this small museum very interesting. There was an honesty box to pay a small fee and it was packed full of interesting and informative exhibits. Well worth a visit.

Thank amazonlady1
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The cruise ship stopped in Barentsburg on the way to Longyearbyen. The museum staff is helpful and friendly. The exhibits are limited but interesting. Worth the small interest price.

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Went to Barentsburg with Henningsen Transport and Guiding, on the M/S Langoysund. The landscape during the trip is beautiful, the ship stops at Esmark glacier to serve lunch and then on to Barentsburg. Here we had a 35-40 minutes guided tour and then free to...More

Thank dangerly
Reviewed 29 March 2015

In the special environment of Spitsbergen this is a somewhat special place with a complete different culture (Russian) which reflects everywhere - buildings, people, industry etc. It seems odd to get coal here and transport it all the way to civilisation, this activity seems very...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

This place on Svalbard is a must-see when you come to Svalbard. It is very interesting to meet another culture besides the Norwegian,and to feel the Russian culture and hospitality. The Hotel is totally renovated and many buildings in Barentsburg as well. It is a...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We have visited both Pyramiden and Barentsburg and for me, I would Pyramiden is much worthy the money. Both Pyramiden and Barentsburg are Russian mining sites; since Pyramiden is already abandoned, you can go around and see more thing than in Barentsburg since Barentsburg is...More

1  Thank Eratolin
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Spitsbergen Travel offers day trips to Barentsburg by ship daily from Longyearbyen. The full day excursion includes a visit to the Esmark Glacier, a meal and costs 1550 Nok. In Barentsburg you have a 1 hour guided tour then one hour free time. In this...More

1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Barentsburg shows all the typical signs of a forgotten Russian outpost. Decrepit buildings (though I don't know if the poor quality of the buildings is due to lack of funds to restore them or the harsh conditions that prevail in these latitudes, probably a bit...More

1  Thank Marianne_from_Zurich
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We visited Barentsburg by snowmobile from Longyearbyen, and it was a truly fascinating visit. It felt like going 30 years back in time to the old Sovjet Union. Propaganda seemed to play a central part there, also among the tour guides. Make sure to visit...More

1  Thank JarleT
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