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Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
At Svalbard Museum, delve deeper into the distinctive 400-year history of the island, which is located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Receive information on its development, wildlife, prevalent coal mining industry, relationship with the sea, scientific developments, and more. Discover how Svalbard's close reliance on the land and sea has influenced its culture. Each exhibit features descriptions that are fully translated into English. Stop by the museum shop on the way out to browse for interesting souvenirs and books related to the Arctic. Check the website in advance for hours, as they vary seasonally. With our custom trip planner, Spitsbergen attractions like Svalbard Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Provides a good and informative picture of the history of Svalbard, from discovery and development until today. Must be included on the list when you first visit the Svalbard archipelago.
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  • The Svalfard museum should be a must for everyone interested in the artic, and the history of Svalbard. The exebition is modern and information is on several languages. 
  • This is a nice museum near the center of town. You really get a feel for what life was like for the original settlers and miners. Very inexpensive and a good value. Allow at least one hour. 
  • Displays are well done, especially the mining techniques of the past.
  • Learnt that Roald Ammundsen died flying across to Svalbard to take part in the search for balloonist.
  • This is a very good museum. It provides a brief introduction to the Svalbard wildlife, culture, history and environment.
  • This location is incorrect, the museum is next to the University centre. The museum is a must visit when in Longyearbyen.
  • Exciting
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