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Svalbard Museum

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Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47 79 02 64 90
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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On arriving in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen ...

The first thing to do when you arrive in Longyearbyen is head for the outstanding Svalbard Museum. For a small admission fee, you will become well informed on the variety of land... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The first thing to do when you arrive in Longyearbyen is head for the outstanding Svalbard Museum. For a small admission fee, you will become well informed on the variety of land and sea mammals, birds, and flowers to be found in the immediate vicinity, as well as receive an orientation to the past and history of the islands. The... More 

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Saeby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

All the animals you want to and hope to see, when visiting Svalbard are there. They are very fine displayed in natural environment. You really have a good sight of how they look close up. A visit is really recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a nice and enjoyable visit to the Svalbard Museum with time well spent learning about the climate and ocean currents, mining history, flora and wildlife endemic to Svalbard. The museum opens at 10 am and you have to put on shoe covers as you enter the museum. The exhibits are well laid out with text... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and atmosphere, clean (have to take your shoes off) and warm. Gives a good feel for the history and natural history of Svalbard. Would help if a bit more of the detail was available in English

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was kind of interesting to see about the life and wild life on Svalbard. But after 10 minutes I had covered everything

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Bodo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Gives you a good overview of the mining history of Svalbard, and some information and facts about wildlife.

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Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A very "user-friendly" place with a lovely atmosphere, some delightful exhibits with some quirky ideas - glass topped displays in the floor, rotating pictures of plants with their seeds behind them, animals with their feathers of fur to feel behind them. Lots of local history along with pictures, that is well worth reading. Only thing missing was a cafe, that... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is very interesting for those who like to read or just look. Modern design and setup well. Not dry and not too extensive. Easily get through in about an hour, which helps when your days are often filled with activities. Nice contrast, adding a bit of culture to the visit to a frontier town. So cool that they... More 

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Piaseczno, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The museum like museum , interesting with some great exhibits of animals, people and bird life in Svalbard

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Interesting with some great exhibits of the animals and bird life in the area. Certainly worth the visit but if limited time the North Pole is the place to go. Children may like this more.

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Additional Information about Svalbard Museum

Address: Postboks 521, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47 79 02 64 90
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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