Svalbard Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 521, 9171, Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47-79026490
  • Ticket Price: 90 NOK
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

About Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen

Setup in 1979, the Svalbard Museum was located in the oldest part of Longyearbyen. Today, in a quiet, calm realm of its own, you will find the Svalbard Museum in the Svalbard Science Centre. This museum of natural and cultural history is a must visit; credit to its magnificent exhibits, its intriguing information pool and the breathtakingly beautiful landscape around it.

The museum’s collection consists of objects, photographs, archived documents, art, books, video representations and has more than 1700 registered objects. It gives a detailed history of Svalbard and its place in polar explorations. The museum doesn’t limit itself to just history, nature, ecology and geology; it is a total projection of the evolution of arctic life through 400 years of human activity in Svalbard. It also consists of a fantastic gift shop to take home souvenirs.

There are a total of 10 exhibits in the museum which are:

  • Basis for Life
  • New Land
  • European Whaling
  • The Promors
  • The Tundra
  • Inner Arctic
  • Hunting and Trapping
  • Geology and Mining
  • Migratory birds
  • Modern Times

Svalbard Museum Information

  • Confirm the timings before visiting the museum.

Svalbard Museum Ticket Prices

  • Children over 7 years: 15 NOK
  • Students: 50 NOK
  • Extra opening for groups: Ticket fare + 500 NOK per hour.

Svalbard Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • There may be special timings on certain days during Christmas, Easter and Spring. Check the attraction website if you’re visiting near those dates.

Restaurants Near Svalbard Museum

  • Taste of Thai, Huset (Restaurant)

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Things to Know Before Visiting Svalbard Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Longyearbyen include Svalbard Museum in their plan

  • 53.97% of people start their Svalbard Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Svalbard Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

91.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Svalbard Museum

People normally club together Svalbard Husky and Svalbar while planning their visit to Svalbard Museum.

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Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen Reviews

  • Very nice and beautiful little museum, outlining the history and development of Svalbard - built up around small themes, such as explorers, hunting, mining, and modern day science. It's a small place, in the same building as the university center and North Norwegian Art Gallery. Worth spending 90 NOK and 1-2 hours. Also sells books and detailed maps of Svalbard's islands. Free wardrobe with lockers for your bags and shoes, and indoor shoes to borrow (but you can also easily just do it without shoes). NB museum is closed during winter months.

  • Great information given on Svalbard history, natural history too. A quaint museum which offers great insight on Svalbard. We enjoyed the museum and learning more about Svalbard.

  • Contained all the information you needed know know about Svalbard, and had pretty much logged most of Svalbard's history and the stories of how men survived the harsh winters and conquered the barren Svalbard islands. Also a great place to go in for a bit of warmth because of the heaters.

  • A fascinating museum. Great timeline history. Staff very welcoming and friendly too. It operates a no shoes policy like most of Svalbard but they provide crocs or overshoes whichever you prefer.

  • Small but good museum, very well presented.

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