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Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet

Museumsgata 39, Sandefjord 3210, Norway
+47 947 93 341
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Most interesting place telling about whaling industry

The whaling industry was the most importent industry in Sandefjord in the 50's and 60's. You can... read more

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Gunnar H
Saffle, Sweden
A must in Sandefjord

A good history lesson in this part of norway and the hard time after world war 2. se the life and... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Sandefjord, Norway
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Ta et dypdykk i Europas eneste spesialmuseum for hval og hvalfangst. Se hvordan hval er fanget i forskjellige kulturer gjennom tidene og utforsk hvordan hvalen lever i dag.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Museumsgata 39, Sandefjord 3210, Norway
+47 947 93 341

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Reviewed yesterday

The whaling industry was the most importent industry in Sandefjord in the 50's and 60's. You can say that without this Sandefjord would have been a little Fishing village. The museum offer a fantastic view of the work in the Antartic area. The boats and...More

Thank Gunnar H
Reviewed July 11, 2017

A good history lesson in this part of norway and the hard time after world war 2. se the life and history of the whalers

Thank 298bj_rnm
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Quite a interesting museum and worth a visit. Museum gives a good insight how whaling through centuries. There is an exhibition that shows whaling resistance also the price for adult is 70 Nok. Children 50 Nok

Thank arawin
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

It is written that it's one of the best museums of this kind , all about whale hunting and actually it very interesting especially for the photos and movies about the history of the area and the whale hunting around the world done by Norwegian...More

1  Thank Lella P
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Sandefjord is whaling, although there are people who are fanatically against killing these giants. However Hvalfangstmuseet gives you an unbiased introduction to the fantastic life of the whalers, both on the vessels and on the land stations. A must if you want to get the...More

1  Thank Oystein F
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice visit and learned a lot about the history of whaling in Norway and Sandefjord. The room downstairs with the bones was our favorite part. Some of the exhibits were a bit run down and need some improvements and reconditioning. Worth a...More

Thank Zack D
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing tour in the last 100 years of the whales around the world. Fantastic animal, fish, bird, weapon, boat,cinema, etc. If you are in Sandefjord, it's a must to visit.

Thank Trond G
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Top of the things to do in Sandefjord, as to be fair there isn't a lot else going on. Lots of stuffed animals, and an interesting history of the whaling industry- from it's inception to its eventual decline. Not too gory in the details, but...More

Thank 395Andy_R
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This museum is quite unique, you will see the Viking life in the old days represented by the whale hunting tools and ships developed over years from Viking days to the 20th century. how touch the old Norwegian fishermen and how this city Sandefjord developed...More

1  Thank ashX7418NO
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The Whaling Museum is located in Sandefjord, Norway. The Museum looks small on the outside, but has several different areas including a skelton room and a room designed just for the younger kids in mind. It is largest whaling museum in Norway, through its collections...More

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March 17, 2016|
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paske? check out the opening hours on the web site