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The Whaling Museum

  • Museumsgt. 39, Sandefjord
  • (+47) 94 79 33 41
  •  /  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.

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

Jan 2, 2018 – Apr 30, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Feb 17, 2018 – Feb 25, 2018:
Sat 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Mar 24, 2018 – Apr 2, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Mar 25, 2018 – Apr 1, 2018:
Sun 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
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