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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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SVALBARD MUSEUM

Not too many attractions in svalbake so make sure you pop in to see this one - down by the town centre it will pass a couple of hours if the weather takes a turn outside

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Svalbard Museum is in a large, architecturally unique building which also houses the university. The exhibit itself is rather small, however they have a very extensive selection of books to purchase. Of note, you don paper shoe covers here rather than having to take your shoes off!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not too many attractions in svalbake so make sure you pop in to see this one - down by the town centre it will pass a couple of hours if the weather takes a turn outside

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Well planned, modern and interesting museum , easy to read and very informative displays. With some interactive resources for children ( and grown ups! ) . Fantastic reading area with large area with floor cushions and reindeer skins for laying down to read or contemplate. It's a must see!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum tells you about the history and wildlife of Slavabard. Very interesting. It was 75 Krone to get in. Not a kids museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Interesting museum visit, contains lots of great information about the history of Svalbard, very cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A well set out museum which covers local history, geology, fauna etc etc. The photographs of the early days of Longyearbyen are really interesting, as is the replica of a trappers hut and a mine.

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Appin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47 79 02 64 90
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen

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