Welcome to the world of whales!

The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord is Europe’s only museum of whales and whaling. Our regular exhibitions and events offer something for the whole family.

Opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 daily .Closed from the 3rd of September
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Guided Tours
For guided tours please contact +47 94793341.
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The whale catcher "Southern Actor"

The whale catcher “Southern Actor”

The whale catcher “Southern Actor”. Open 12.00 – 17.00 weekends from Midsummer until the last weekend in August. You will meet a former sailor on board who will tell you about the history of the vessel.  

Who catches whales today?

Who catches whales today?

All commercial whaling was completely banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from 1986 Continue reading