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Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen

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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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  • Dutch travellers go and see original buttons, hat and soles from 'Het Behouden Huys'. Yes, they have stuff from the 'Overwintering op Nova Zembla' their. Go and see for yourselves  more »
  • Good museum that includes the history of Svalbard. All animals and flowers. Incredibly educational. Nice and clean.
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  • 10 min from the main street. All who have the opportunity should take a trip to the Museum! Professionally produced, clear meter, interesting interviews with residents. Animals and old hunting cabin will be shown up. Great. Senior citizen!
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  • If you have ever the chance to visit Svalbard, take a bit of your time to visit this museum. It is very different from the museums we are used to see. And there is a lot of history and science facts well explained there. I really enjoyed the museum and had learn few things about the island.
  • Great museum. Comprehensize information and history about Svalbard and Arctic.
  • This museum was an amazing place to learn a bit about the culture and wildlife and history of the Svalbard. Great placement and a nice library.
  • 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.