Visit The Whaling Museum

Visit the Whaling Museum in Sandefjord and experience whaling history through permanent exhibitions and exciting events.

In the autumn vacation (week 41) the opening hours are: monday – sunday, 11 – 16.


From 1st September:

The Whaling Museum
Tuesday – sunday, 11 – 16

The whaling catcher Southern Actor
Closed for the season


Adult: 100 NOK
Children (0–6): Free
Children (7–17): 70 NOK
Senior citizens/student/groups(10): 70 NOK
Family ticket (2 adult with children): 270 NOK

Free entry: Tuesdays from 1st of September to 30th of April

The whaling catcher «Southern Actor»
Adult: 50 NOK
Children (0–6): Free
Children (7–17): 30 NOK
Senior citizens/student: 30 NOK
Family ticket (2 adult with children): 130 NOK

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The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord is well known outside of Sandefjord as a museum which specialises in whales and whaling history. You can now experience the museum in a new way, with a tailormade tour for your group.

Guided tour during museum opening hours on weekdays (45 minutes): kr. 1.750 + 70 per person entry fee

Guided tour outside of museum opening hours on weekdays before 9pm kl. 21.00: kr. 2.000 + 70 per person entry fee

Guided tours at weekends before 9pm: kr. 2.700 + 70 per person entry fee

Max 25 per group.

Contact information
Any queries, questions or booking:

The Whaling Museum is open and accessible to all and we do our best so that all visitors can have a good museum experience.

  • Lift
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Disabled toilet
  • Ear defenders for children & adults
  • We accept proof of companion for disabled people (free entrance)
  • We offer guided tours in Norwegian and English

Contact information
If you have any queries in regards to adapting to special needs, feel free to contact us:

Phone number: 0047 947 93 341

The Whaling Museum is located in the city centre of Sandefjord and the public transport is excellent.
During season the whaling catcher «Southern Actor» is docked at the guest pier in Sandefjord.

Torvgangen parking is located just across the road from the museum. There are several other great parking options close to the museum, some of which are free of charge.

Several buses pass by the museum.
Visit to plan your travel.

From Sandefjord station it is a short walk to the Whaling Museum. The station has several routes to the rest of Vestfold County and is just a one hour and 34 minute ride from Oslo Central Stration
Visit to plan your trip.


Contact us

Museumsgaten 39
3210 Sandefjord

Post address
Vestfoldmuseene IKS
Avdeling Hvalfangstmuseet
Postboks 396
3201 Sandefjord

Contact us
Phone number: 0047 947 93 341