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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
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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

Nice museum in a very quiet town. The museum has an introduction of traditional Norwegian life &animals. I especially like the outlook of the museum! However, the museum is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice museum in a very quiet town. The museum has an introduction of traditional Norwegian life &animals. I especially like the outlook of the museum! However, the museum is a little bit too small. I expected a big one. :P

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must to see if you are interested in the area and its beautiful surroundings. Well arranged with comprehensive explanations. It offers a lot of information about the past and present of Svalbard and the arctic life. The museum offers a great display, easy to walk around and enjoy reading a short summary of the history of the city. Do... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent museum experience, this is well curated and well looked after, plenty to discover historically. i hadn't realised to what extent coal mining was such an important part of svalbard life.

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Thank Kate S
Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is hardly likely that you go to Longyearbyen without visiting this small museum. Do go since the museum is really good, especially when you take into consideration the population size of Longyearbyen.

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Thank Hoff-dk
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see if you are interested in the area, history and wildlife. Well set out with comprehensive explanations.

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Thank Sue G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting. All the history from Svalbard. Also little shop, beautiful postcards (buy them there) and books. You can take all the pictures you want. Also need to take your shoes off. The offer flipflops. Located in front of Spitsbergentravel's snowmobile parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The small museum offers a lot of information about the past and present of Svalbard and arctic life. It is definitively worth the visit to learn more about these beautiful surroundings. Nice shop with interesting items. Shoes off here too (or plastic bag over your shoes if a lot of people enter at the same time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small museum and it tries to cover a wide range of topics. So the depth of many exhibits is very limited. For us this was included as part of a packaged tour of the town. It was interesting but some exhibits were puzzling as they either lacked an English description or had a very short English... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good overview of all aspects of Svalbard, history, geology, wildlife etc. Most information in Norwegian, but summary boards in English. Only had an hour before museum closed which was just about enough time to see and read everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers such a great display. It is easy to walk around and enjoy reading a short summary of the history of this city. Worth the visit.

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