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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.


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.


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

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

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Opening hours

Oct 1, 2019 – Apr 30, 2020
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
May 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Daily: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Jun 1, 2020 – Jun 22, 2020
Daily: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Jun 23, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020
Daily: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sep 1, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020
Daily: 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
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Description Price*
Adults 25.00 Tickets
Children 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
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The The Whaling Museum has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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