The museum is located at Museumsgata 39, 3210 Sandefjord (sharing entrance with Hvalfangsmuseet)


The entrance is free for all. There are guided tours of the museum that leave every hour. These tours are 70 NOK per person and include a handy printed guide of the museum. If you would like to organise a guided tour for your group of 6 or more people, please contact us to arrange the tour.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00
Friday: 10:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 13:00


The museum has wheelchair accessibility ramps. It also has audio guides and braille display signs for the visually impaired.

Food and drink

There is a café attached to the museum where you can get light lunches, soft drinks, coffee, snacks and more.

Our shop offers a range of memorabilia from the museum as well as great gifts and activity packs that allow you to continue to explore science even after you’ve left the museum.

Get involved


There are various ways you can support the museum. Donations are very welcome and are an important way we keep this museum open and accessible to the whole community. You can also support us by donating items of interest to the museum’s collections. If you have some item or collection that you think others would enjoy, please let us know by contacting our Collections Department and they will be able to assist you.


A number of people volunteer their time and effort to keep the displays in good order and ready for visitors to come and enjoy. Volunteering has its perks including getting to see behind the scenes of a working museum, access to staff-only lectures, and a monthly lunch where all staff and volunteers come together to discuss ideas for future exhibits and strategies for the museum. You can help volunteer in a number of different spheres. Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved.


Are you interested in working in a museum? Do you enjoy the fun and excitement of sharing the wonders of nature with people? Well you could be just the right person to enjoy an internship at the museum. You’ll be learning from a number of different academics and people who are passionate about science and sharing it with the wider community.