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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
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+47 77 68 43 73
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"stuffed animals"
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"arctic exploration"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum about polar explorations. Not only Norwegian activity in the region is discussed, but also that of the Dutch, British and Russians. Pity that most of the displays are only in Norwegian. However, booklets with information about the displays are available in multiple languages...More

Thank Roel J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is small, but every space is filled with fascinating details about exploration of the Arctic and the difficult life of men who earned their living in it by hunting seals and other animals. Original equipment with detailed explanations of their purpose and usage and...More

Thank Alis P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I usually have cold feet when visiting museum. This place was really captivating. Beyond telling about history, you get a sense of the great people who led the big hunting, fishing and discovery expeditions. Great to do with kids.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum exhibition of polar life. The stories are well set out and have a lot of their explanations in English which is really helpful!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was really impressive to see everything related to the polar region's life in one exhibition. I know the trapping and sealing sections might be disturbing to some, but this was the way of life then and I found it very informative. There are some...More

Thank Szilvi C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum contains a lot of information about the history of exploring the artic, and many artifacts about Roald Amundsen's voyage through the Northwest Passage, finding magnetic north, and his journey aboard the Fram to the South Pole. Interesting little museum in a rather non-descript...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Polar Museum tells the story of risky Arctic trapping and courageous polar expeditions, the building is from the 1830's. It is a few floors but can be accomplished in an hour. In all fairness, we were docked in Tromso for three days because of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to get to know a lot about arctic researchers and discoverers you never knew set in an atmospheric place right at the edge of the water, worth a visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was better than expected. Take the time and visit while in Tromsø. What an impressive story! Take the time and read the story either in the English booklet they provide or on the display.

1  Thank annelienSA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you’re even sort of Interested in polar exploration, this is the museum for you. Be sure to budget a couple of hours at least, because you’ll want to see everything.

1  Thank Susan B
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marcU4721ID
21 July 2017|
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Response from strick52 | Reviewed this property |
We went with our one year old. She wasn't interested in much, but it's a casual place and no one minded her crawling around a bit. Older children would likely be interested in the stuffed animals and model boats.
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NOMOTORBIKER
8 May 2016|
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Response from CarolWestSussex | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates that the museum will be open between 9.00 and 18.00 and the walk from the ferry terminal is short, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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NOMOTORBIKER
8 May 2016|
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Response from bellad0nna99 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum in November on a Sunday. If it was open then I am sure ut will be open in summer. Its an easy walk
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