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Super interesting museum to learn about North Pole expeditions

We went to this museum the last day of our stay in Longerbayen and we did not expect to have this... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2021
danielemS1926VY
Great experience

Super interesting to read about the different expeditions, even for someone who didn’t previously... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2020

A really interesting museum that you should visit at least one time while you are in Longyearbyen! It's the perfect place to visit when you are there, just to understand much better where on earth you have arrived to!! The museum displays the main expeditions taken to the North Pole departing from Svalbard and shows the incredible job of collecting high quality-material made by the people who founded this private Museum.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank esterciao
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

Interesting collection showing the tortures of artctic explorations, with a focus on aeronautical attempts a few of which where surprising...

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Lots of history particularly about the attempts to cross the North Pole by airship that left from Spitsbergen. Spent several hours reading and looking at the exhibits

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Lots of information in this museum - but it mainly comprises of pages and pages of text stuck to the walls. Maybe what some people would enjoy, but our 10yr old and 13yr old were bored within minutes. There were a few videos running - but one was a 3hr documentary.... Zzzzzz

The Svalbard Museum across the road was much more suited for our family.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

A wonderful museum with a huge amount of information covering the interesting evolution of Polar Exploration, and the characters that were involved. Worth a couple of hours' time.

Date of experience: February 2020
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