• 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

– Behind the scenes

Review of the exhibition
-Keeping historical objects

Arkeolog Birgitte undersøker et krusifiks som stammer fra Russisk overvintring på Svalbard.

Our permanent exhibition had 10 year anniversary in 2016, however even a permanent exhibition needs maintenance.
Therefore we took out all the objects from the showcase that is about the period of Russian overwintering trapping, Pomor era.
Most of these objects are now back in the showcase.
When they are outside the showcase we checked them against our databases, checked state and take new pictures, with better resolution.
As mentioned, many of the items back, but not all.
The photo shows one of our archaeologists, Birgitte, which examines a crucifix.
Crucifix are among the items taken out and which is now being checked.

Winter/spring 2017
-Opening hours and activities

Opening hours
-Spring/summer 2017

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