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Svalbard Museum

Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 64 90
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Interesting small museum

Perfect information about Svalbard. The museum is small so you can go through it in 1-2 hours and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stellan D
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Bromma, Sweden
Worth a visit!

This is a great place to start off your Svalbard experience. It’s modern and interesting and offers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kim L
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stuffed animals” (23 reviews)
“shoe covers” (11 reviews)
“free lockers” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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"
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"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"
in 10 reviews
"quick visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 15 reviews
"remove your shoes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank dontwantla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located in Longyearbyen's strange looking university building. Once you are inside a cosy and nicely arranged exhibition awaits you, with all your questions answered as far as history, wildlife, social aspects and science are concerned. A place well worth visiting!

Thank Monade11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good museum with so much information you have to spend at least 2 hours there to get all information

Thank Vivien S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are on tours there is little to do in Svalbard center. This museum is interesting and has nice exhibits varying in interest from local wildlife and nature to coal mining. A good place to visit if in Svalbard.

Thank saw88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative museum, but a bit old fasion, with lack of interaction activities, but nice exhibitions anyway.

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Norwegian flight landed in Longyearbyen mid-afternoon, and by the time we placed our suitcases in the room, it was 1500 and starting to get dark. We walked to this lovely, modern museum and closed it out at 1700. We spent a leisurely two hours...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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