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Visit The Whaling Museum

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

Important: Due to technical work, the zoological department will be closed to the public on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of May. Tickets will cost 90kr for adults and 50kr for children and pensioners.


Museumsgaten 39
3210 Sandefjord 

Opening hours

Low season (01.09 - 30.05):

    • Monday. Closed
    • Tuesday – Wednesday, 11am-4pm
    • Thursday, 11am-7pm
    • Friday – Sunday, 11am-4pm

High season (01.06 - 31.08) and holidays (autumn, winter break and Easter):

    • Monday – Wednesday, 11am-4pm
    • Thursday, 11am-7pm
    • Friday – Sunday, 11am-4pm

The Whale catcher, Southern Actor (15th of June to the 31st of August):

Every day, 11am to 4pm. Subject to changes

  • Whitsuntide and 1sth May: 11am-4pm​
  • 17th May: Closed


Low season (1st September - 30th May):

  • Adult: 100 NOK
  • Children (0–6): Free
  • Children (7–17): 70 NOK
  • Senior citizens/student/groups (10): 70 NOK
  • Family ticket (2 adults with children, 0-17 years old): 270 NOK

High season (1st June - 31th August):

  • Adult: 120 NOK
  • Children (0–6): Free
  • Children (7–17): 90 NOK
  • Senior citizens/student/groups (10): 90 NOK
  • Family ticket (2 adults with children, 0-17 years old): 340 NOK

Guided tours

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. Max 30 pers. per group. 

  • Guided tour, 45 min: NOK 1200

Guided tour outside of museum opening hours and at weekends. Max 30 pers. per group. 

  • Guided tour, 45 min: NOK 2000

Contact information:
Any queries, questions or booking:
e-mail: booking@vestfoldmuseene.no

Accesibility and special needs

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
E-mail: post@vestfoldmuseene.no

How to get here

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 vkt.no 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 vy.no to plan your trip.

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