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Galleri Svalbard

Nybyen, Longyearbyen, Norway
+47 79 02 23 40
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VISITED THE GALLERY FOR SOME ADVICE

Called into the Gallery regarding a photography issue. Spoke to a very friendly, professional lady... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
A.MACCA
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UK
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A must-do in Svalbard

I often take a liking to small, intimate galleries and museums, so this art exhibition was... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
morningsglory
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Boulder, Colorado
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Galleri Svalbard was established in 1995. The gallery displays the permanent art and culture collections from Kåre Tveter, The Svalbards Collection (arctic maps, books and money) and The Recherche Collection (litographies fra the expeditions in 1838 og 1839). The gallery also has art for sale and displays 7-8 new exhibitions a year. In our museum shop there is also a selection of gift articles and books with different art books, general literature about Svalbard and a selection of designer goods. Coffee, tea and various refreshments are offered in the Art Café. Right next to us is The Arts and Crafts Centre of Longyear, where local artisans exhibit their works.
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Called into the Gallery regarding a photography issue. Spoke to a very friendly, professional lady in the gallery. She was very friendly and helpful. They do have a small amount of photographic equipment for sale. But some of the photos taken by the two Gallery...More

Thank A.MACCA
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

I often take a liking to small, intimate galleries and museums, so this art exhibition was fantastic. They have a beautiful collection of studies on Arctic light and maps, and a space where you can purchase crafts from local artists. Admission was about 70 NOK,...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This shop houses the craft shop which offers pieces of local artists and the gallery. We went to the site because of the handcrafts, we did not entered the gallery. There are lots of pieces to see, and lots of them call your attention.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Given it's location this gallery had a surprisingly large collection. I'm not rating it higher because the collection did not really appeal to me that much personally. Your experience may differ.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

This gallery combines a long-term exhibition area that you pay entry for, with a range of pieces by local artists on display plus an interesting historical section, and a shop/walk around gallery area where you can view and buy further local work, as well as...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

A delightful gallery and full of beautiful local items. This is my second visit to Svalbard and always buy my gifts here - they are works of art.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

This building is shared between the gallery and the craft shop. The crafts were excellent and very tempting, the gallery charges extra and is not really worth it.

Thank _jenlbecker
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

There are a number of locally made items on sale as well as a gallery, cafe as well. Selection of souvenirs too. Steps up to entrance, shoes covered

Thank Rita B
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

There is a lot to see here, some pictures in the gallery and work from local artists on the crafts side. I bought some nice jewellery herer too.

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I was amazed by the fact, that such a small community has its own gallery! Housed in a historical building in Nybyen (at the end of the valley, close to Coalminers cabins and the student dormitories), it is just a short walk away from the...More

Thank Baya_Bay
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