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The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord is the only museum in Europe specialising in whales and the history of whaling.
The original museum building houses animal and bird life exhibits from the Arctic and Antarctic regions, the main attraction being a full size model of a blue whale.

The museum's main exhibition focuses on the history of whaling through the years and in different cultures. Films about Norwegian whaling run continuously in our film room. The museum's shop has a large selection of souvenirs, toys and books related to whales and the history of whaling.

The museum's curators and historians can assist the general public, researchers, institutions and other groups with information from our collections on whaling and local history. There is also a separate activity room for children.

Groups:
- Guided tours for groups can be booked all year, also outside the opening hours. Contact Visit Sandefjord for prices. (Groups over 15 persons are admitted a reduced ticket fare NOK 45 per person)

For guided tours:
Please contact Visit Sandefjord by phone: +47 33 46 05 90
E-mail: info@visitsandefjord.com

The Whaling-Museum's library has been moved to the town council building (Rådhuset).

The library has a varied selection of reference books, archives and photo-collections.

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Hours

Where:Hvalfangstmuseet
1/2/2014 - 4/30/2014
Mon - Sat
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1/2/2014 - 4/30/2014
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/1/2014 - 6/22/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6/23/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9/1/2014 - 9/30/2014
Mon - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10/1/2014 - 4/30/2015
Mon - Sat
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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The Whaling Museum

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The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord is the only museum in Europe specialising in whales and the history of whaling. The original museum building houses...

The Whaling Museum

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