Dynamic Variation:

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
Dynamic Variation:
or search all of Norway
Eastern Norway Oslofjord Sandefjord

The Whaling Museum

  • Museumsgt. 39, Sandefjord
  • +47 94793341
  •  /  km From You

Bring the whole family to the Whaling Museum! The public are welcome to visit the zoological exhibition, where a blue whale hangs from the roof.

The Whaling Museum is temporarily closed, but will be open in the zoological department in periods. The museum may be closed at short notice due to rebuilding.


The Whaling Museum will be temporary closed from for the duration of a building and renewal project. 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. The museum’s whale catcher «Southern Actor» will be open as usual during the summer season. 


Europe’s only museum dedicated to whaling and its history. The original museum building from 1917 features the animals and birds of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, the main attraction being a full size replica of a blue whale. The museum’s exhibitions and films are entertaining and educational for all ages. There is a special activity room for children.


The opening hours may change at short notice.

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and the 1st of January


Med forbehold om endringer og stenging ved kort varsel pga. ombygging.

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: info@visitvestfold.com

  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Visit Sandefjord

Opening hours

Jun 23, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018
Daily: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sep 1, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018
Daily: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Oct 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
See All


Description Price*
Adults 25.00 Tickets
Children 10.00 Admission
Senior/Student 10.00 Admission
Family ticket 60.00 Admission
Children 0-6 years 0.00 Free entrance
Free of charge Tuesdays 01.09-31.05 0.00 Free entrance
* Price from
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with
Your Recently Viewed Pages