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Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen
(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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  • Svalbard Museum is very nice with lot of information about this unique place. If you want to know something about animals, live, industry and nature in this place, you have to visit it. 
  • Honestly I expected something more interesting, the Museum is very small, you can see all the ten minutes
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  • The Museum is well but I think that is improved, some of the exhibitions only are in Norwegian. Try the basic themes of Svalbard: mina, glaciers, wildlife and history of the island, as well as other interesting topics. To enjoy 1.5 - 2 h is enough, and comfortable (offered free hot drink, as they do in many places in Longyearbyen)
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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.