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Svalbard Museum

Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47 79 02 64 90
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When you arrive at Svalbard, this is the place to start. It gives you an overview over Svalbards history, nature and culture. Knowing something about Svalbard will make your stay at Svalbard more interesting and give some perspective to the things you see.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Walkable from the city centre and located next to the University Centre in Svalbard, this is an informative museum with detailed history and wildlife of Svalbard. Apart from seeing the exhibition and reading the boards, you could even try on the uniform of the miners and crawl along the simulated mining tunnel. Besides, you could relax a bit in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very clear presentations. Good coverage of the changes over the years at Longyearbyen Inadequate linkage to North Pole Expeditions museum.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A very informative museum of Svalbards history with stuffed native animals. Svalbard has a very long and interesting history and this museum is the place to learn it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited the museum as part of a tour and I thought it was really lovely. It is a great size and the information is available in english. I normally get bored in museums but it was very interesting and was beautifully presented.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When we was there we were the only one. So quite and lovely to walk all around to read and see without any loud speaking people.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This museum is at the bottom of the main street, easy to walk to. Lockers to put boots and belongings and hangers to hang your coats. Crocs available to walk around in. Very interesting to see and most information is in English. Very informative about the wildlife and their coal mining industry. It really is a must to see, we... More 

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Modern museum, a lot of interesting information about the wildlife and the mining. You'll need 1.5 - 2 hours. Price :75 NOK.

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you only visit one attraction in Longyearbyen, I suggest you make it the Svalbard Museum. It's not big, but high quality. It also has a shop with a good selection of books and some other souvenirs. An interesting tale of the wildlife in Svalbard and the men who hunted them. Not to mention good look into the history of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This museum was a great summary of the history. Also, most had English translations which was great. (Some museums only give small summary rather than all the detail). Doesn't take too long to go through and read everything. (Maybe 90 minutes) Check the hours which vary by season. We found it was a great thing to do right away the... More 

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