Bring the whole family to the Whaling Museum in December! Open 01.-30. December. The cultural and historical exhibition has now been dismantled and the museum will be open for a period. The public are welcome to visit the zoological exhibition, where a blue whale hangs from the roof. Temporary Closure of the Museum from the 3rd of September - 31. aug 2017 The Whaling Museum will be closed from the 3rd of September 2016 for the duration of a building and renewal project which will begin in September.
Open museum in december 2016
Temporary Closure of the Museum from the 3rd of September - 31. aug 2017.
The Whaling Museum will be closed from the 3rd of September 2016 for the duration of a building and renewal project which will begin in September. Through the long-awaited building project, the exhibition area, as well as the facilities for the general public, will be improved significantly. A consequence of the project will be that there will be no Symposium on Whaling and History in 2017. There will, however, be events celebrating the museum’s 100 jubilee in the summer of 2017 and information about these will be posted on this site at a later date. The museum’s whale catcher «Southern Actor» will be open as usual during the summer season next year (2017).
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.
Guided tours for groups can be booked all year, also outside the opening hours.
Please contact Visit Vestfold by phone: +47 33 46 05 90 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org