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Svalbard Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Bigger Than It Looks

The museum looks small on the outside, but it's bigger than it looks. There's a ton of information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Filling a morning off

What a great little museum and told the history of the town and the island brilliantly - great if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum looks small on the outside, but it's bigger than it looks. There's a ton of information about the local culture and surrounding area. I'd recommend reading up a bit on the website beforehand, because it's a lot of information to absorb all at...More

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum and told the history of the town and the island brilliantly - great if alarming information on whale hunting and Walrus hunts - also really detailing insight of the war years. A must do on any visit to this part...More

Thank manstondrive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information to read and absorb. Very well put together exhibits. Information in English and Norwegian.

Thank Fiona_and_Fam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good presentation on the history of the region with it’s discoveries, it’s people, animals, & geology. Worth visiting for about one hour.

Thank ozallan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you have taken shoes off and out on slipon crocs, this will provide a good opportunity to understand the island. Displays are inventive and modern in layout. Highly recommended.

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best museum we've ever been in. Could have spent a day here - there's so much to read and look at. The souvenirs/clothing items are locally made for the most part and excellent quality and very well priced.

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent small museum presenting the history of Svalbard in an interesting and vivid manner. Furthermore, the museum shop has a wide range of quality literature covering the arctic available.

Thank Timo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small but very well curated museum that sets out the history of Svalbard, from various perspectives: geological, zoological, economic, anthropological and political. It is located in the UNIS building - the long red one close to the harbour if you look down...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Svalbard Museum was a nice stop on my recent visit to Longyearbyen. The museum documents life on the island of Svalbard and it also has some displays of animals , the polar bear is quite impressive. You need to put on foot covers for...More

Thank ULYSSES9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is end the end (or beginning) of the downtown area, in the university building. Entrance on the right side when you are in from of it. Entrance fee 100 NOK, one floor with a good display of history, geology, and wildlife. Halfway is a...More

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Helene V
March 24, 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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