• Welcome to Svalbard Museum!
  • Cultural heritage in the landscape is the inspiration for the showcases inside
  • From sea life to the beach and into the tundra
  • Several bird and animal species can be seen here
  • A trapper’s cabin in the «Svalbard landscape»
  • How a trapper family lived
  • A journey through the various historical periods
  • Learn about Svalbard's culture and history from the discovery to the present day
  • Visit our museum shop with a wide selection of books and souvenirs
  • Feel free to relax with a good book in our quiet cushion hook

–Good news

Environmental and future-oriented:
We have become Eco-Lighthouse!

Eco-Lighthouse is a Norwegian national certification for public and private companies who want to document their
environmental performance and social responsibility.
The businesses must demonstrate and meet both regulatory requirements and requirements imposed by the Environmental Lighthouse certification.
The requirements include environmental aspects of energy, waste, transport, procurement and the work environment.

In October 2016 we started the process of being certified as the Eco-Lighthouse.

Eco-Lighthouse certification is first and foremost an obligation to constantly find better
solutions that help reduce our environmental footprint.
We achieve this by improving our purchasing routines and waste management.
We have already come a long way in this work, we have put in place more sorting stations in strategic places in our building.
When purchasing, environmental certification is requested from the supplier as well as the environmental requirements
the supplier makes to the manufacturers.
Through awareness within the company we have also found solutions that enable us to repair some parts that were
previously thrown, without compromising quality.

Winter/spring 2017
-Opening hours and activities

Opening hours
-Spring/summer 2017

We have normal opening hours on Monday May 1st

All days
February 1st – September 30th, 10:00-17:00
October 1st – January 31th, 12:00-17:00

For more detailed information, see opening hours

We would also remind you that it is possible to order books on email: post@svalbardmuseum.no.

Gifts and literature

It is worth to stop by the museum shop when visiting our exhibition!

The museum shop offers a wide-reaching selection of Svalbard- and arctic literature in several languages.

We also sell fossils, jewellery and craft art made by local craftsmen and -women, as well as postcards featuring Svalbard images, maps and posters.

If you are interested in a booklist or would like to order any books from our shop, you are welcome to contact us at: post@svalbardmuseum.no