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Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47 79 02 64 90
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Description: The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and...
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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Informative and well laid out

This museum has a great display of arctic wildlife and history timelines on the Spitsbergen area. It also has a replica of a trappers cabin and a "coal seam" you can crawl... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Appin, United Kingdom
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Appin, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has a great display of arctic wildlife and history timelines on the Spitsbergen area. It also has a replica of a trappers cabin and a "coal seam" you can crawl through. There is a small, tasteful gift area in the lobby. I spent about 2 hours in there (good for a bad weather day) but, although it gives... More 

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Ningbo, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

very small, but also very nice, a little bit expensive for this small muesum, like everywhere in scandinavian countries, but it worth the visit. As there is not much to do in the town.

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Stord Municipality, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit gives a good description of life on svalbard from the first explorers to people living there today,also the flora and fauna found here.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This museum is not large, by any means, but it has so much fascinating information packed into a small area. You'll learn a lot in this small space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Svalbard is a pioneer frontier in Norway without traces of human activity previous modern times. Svalbard museum gives natural, historical and political insight of the archipelago in the arctic. A must for visitors.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small but informative, exhibits were life like. Good place to buy souvenirs, good value for money and one assured of the genuineness and quality. Learnt about the Seed Vault. Staff is friendly and helpful. They waived my entry fee because I bought many souvenirs!

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Bø I Telemark, Telemark, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Educational, moving stories and good advice for those who want to travel by the fjords, on the mountains and across the glaciers on Svalbard. The hard day's life for the hunters and miners that first settled on Svalbard really makes a deep impression! In the museum, you can read about, and see a lot of the equipment they used in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fascinating museum - a great insight into the interesting and unique history, life and animals of Svalbard.

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Oslo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very visitor-friendly layout with fresh, well-lit displays sure to delight adults and children. I learned a lot.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This wasn't the biggest museum we've visited but it certainly packs lots in, good knowledge and all very interesting. Well worth the small entry fee.

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