North Pole Expedition Museum

Type:Museum

9170, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 91 38 34 67

The entrance to the museum from the street
  • The entrance to the museum from the street
  • An exhibition inside the museum
  • Old books and documents
  • A black and white photo of the air ship Norge
  • Seating inside of the museum
  • A miniature boat model inside the museum
  • A miniature boat model inside the museum
  • A boat that is part of the exhibition inside the museum

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About

The museum recounts the heroic efforts made by pioneers to reach the North Pole at the turn of the last century.

The purpose of the museum is to impart the history and importance of the North Pole expeditions have had in the Arctic.
It is a point for the museum to emphasize the diversity of the personal stories of the participants. Hence the texts are written by an international selection of historians and relatives of expedition participants.
The exhibition is divided across two floors, and consists of the original expedition film footage, pictures, telegrams, newspapers, philately, ship and plane models and other related artifacts.

In the museum you can learn about:
„Nansen“ the ship Fram (1893-1896)
„Andrée“ the balloon Ørnen (1896-1897)
„The Duke Abruzzo“ the ship Stella Polare (1899)
„Cook and Peary“ (1906-1907)
„Wellman“ the airship America (1907/1909)
„Amundsen, Ellsworth and Nobile”
“Norge” expedition 1926
„Italia“ expedition 1928 (the following rescue operations after the crash on the sea ice constitute the largest rescue operation in the Arctic up until today)
 
The Museum Shop sells a range of polar-related items, providing information and illustrations about the Arctic regions as well as gifts, cards and clothing.

NORTH POLE EXPEDITION MUSEUM
is centrally located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Find us just behind the UNIS (University building) near the fjord.

Opening hours as of February 2022:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

PO Box 644, 9171 Longyearbyen Svalbard
Tel: +47 91383467 / +47 95735742
E-mail: info@northpolemuseum.com
Web: www.northpolemuseum.com

Facilities

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Facilities

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  • < half day

Grading

  • 1 - Suitable for all

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