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Svalbard Museum

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Svalbard Museum is a museum of natural and cultural history. Our ambition is to provide broad and comprehensive knowledge of history and nature in the Arctic. Svalbard Museum presents a modern exhibition in a traditional form, with models, reconstructed environments and authentic artifacts.

LIFE IN LIGHT AND ICE

is our basic exhibition which presents Svalbard's natural and historical place in Norway and in the Arctic.

The exhibition is a journey through the history of Svalbard – from the first whalers in the 17th century through Russian Pomors, Norwegian trapping, arctic expeditions and mineral extraction to the present-day society based on modern mining, research and tourism.

Alongside flora, fauna and geology are presented. The themes of the exhibition range from the interplay between nature and people to the basis for life in the Arctic.

The ambition of the Museum is to provide broad and comprehensive knowledge of history and nature in the Arctic.

In 2008 Svalbard Museum was awarded the Council of Europe's Museum Prize for best European Museum.

In the museum you will find a gift shop where you can buy Arctic literature, local handicraft, souvenirs, postcards and much more.

You are also welcome to visit www.digitaltmuseum.no where you will find some of our artifacts digitalized.

Svalbard Museum has a collection of over 15000  digitalized pictures, the oldest from the end of the 19th. Century. To see them visit http://bildearkiv.svalbardmuseum.no/fotoweb/

 

We are open all year. Welcome to our museum!


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General

Accessibility
  • Access for wheelchairs
  • Adapted for disabled
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Handicap friendly
  • Toilet for disabled persons
Discount
  • Discount with the Oslo Pass
  • Free with Oslo Pass
Season
  • All year
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking

Plan Your Trip

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  • WiFi

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  • Norwegian cuisine
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  • Fully licenced
  • Lunch
  • Outdoors

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Facility Info
  • Banquet Capacity 180
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