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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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“stuffed animals” (69 reviews)
“north pole” (57 reviews)
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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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"north pole"
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"arctic exploration"
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"roald amundsen"
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"english guide"
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"interesting history"
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"polar bear"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 storey museum. Costs 60kr per adult. Showed a little history of the life of the early settlers in the area.

Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very well put-together. We learned a lot from our visit. There was an overwhelming amount of reading, though.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating displays, but they could have done without the wax figures...it didn’t really add to the experience and they were not very well made. Great photographs and artifacts and a neat environment. We had a guide (from the Historic City Walking Tour), so that made...More

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although relatively small the museum has some interesting items and is presented very well. we had an engaging couple of hours here and would recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of good exhibits but most of the information is in Norwegian so unless you have an English speaking guide it it difficult to fully appreciate the captions.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love polar history so I looked forward to seeing this museum. Whilst the sections on Admusen and the other explorers were really well done and interesting, I found the glorifying of trapping and killing animals like polar bears, confronting. I saw people avoiding certain...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure about visiting this museum but turned out to be interesting and worth the entrance fee. Provides a good insight into polar exploration and the hunting that took place from Tromso.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum gives an impression of the first polar expeditions and the difficult circumstances for the people who had to survive in the cold. There are a few really good dioramas showing how the trappers lived. The early winter trapping expeditions to Svalbard (Spitsbergen)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting exhibitions,reasonable admission price, really gives a feel for the Arctic explorers

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Polar Museum whilst on a cruise to Norway. Extremely well laid out and lots of interesting artefacts. Explanations in English and Norwegian. Thought the gift shop was rather expensive, but well worth the visit.

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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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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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