Svalbard Museum

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  • 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: Museums, Family And Kids

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 Travel Tips

  • Confirm the timings before visiting the museum.

Entrance Ticket Details For Svalbard Museum

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

Svalbard Museum 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.

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  • Svalbard Museum Address: 521, 9171, Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Svalbard Museum Contact Number: +47-79026490
  • Svalbard Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Svalbard Museum Price: 90 NOK
  • Best time to visit Svalbard Museum(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Svalbard Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 25.99% of people who visit Longyearbyen include Svalbard Museum in their plan

  • 71.43% of people start their Svalbard Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Svalbard Museum

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

91% 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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