Famous Museums in Longyearbyen

The museums in Longyearbyen give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Longyearbyen with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Longyearbyen. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Longyearbyen.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Longyearbyen.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Longyearbyen:

  1. Svalbard Museum

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    Svalbard Museum


    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...Read more
  2. North Pole Expeditions Museum


    Co-founded by an Italian Stefano Poli and a Norwegian Ingunn Loyning, the stunningly remarkable Spitsbergen Airship Museum has documented the long history of aviation in modern Svalbard. This museum tells the story of polar exploration, mostly from around Svalbard using grand original artefacts, original newspapers and other documents. The beginning of 20th century saw a lot of attempts by...Read more
  3. Barentsburg Pomor Museum


    This small museum, though not the most rich, is nevertheless vital for the records it maintains of the Pomors, the people of the White Sea, who some (including this museum) claim were the true first discoverers of Svalbard. In recent years, the museum has been a point of minor conflict between Russia and Norway; the museum was built by Russia, and is still owned by it, on territory that Norway ...Read more