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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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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
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
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.
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
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
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