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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is still closed despite the website stating that they would be opening back up on January 6th. We tried to go on January 12th but it looks like they are closed until February

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Ashley_nyc_life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many items used by the explorers of old times. It is nice and neat and definitely something to do while someone is in Tromsø. I recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we checked the website before walking there and it had open hours listed, when we arrived, it was under major renovation. See picture that was attached to back fence. It says reopen on January 6, 2019, but I would call first.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank LGH_Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice diversion if you have a free afternoon. And don’t miss the sea otters training...they will melt your heart!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard so much about this wonderful museum which is located facing the harbour. It is a red in colour. However, I was disappointed to find it closed for renovation.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A lot to see. Great place to spend few hours with family. Is not many places in the world where can see a polar bears. Definitely worth it when in Tromso!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We went because my mom and I are fascinated with all things about Antarctica and the Arctic. It’s a small museum with a lot of information and exhibits. We really enjoyed visiting it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. Considering this is one of the main museums in Tromso there was no information on their website to say it’s closed until 6 January. We had to find out from a notice placed on their door. This was one of the reasons we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Tatumb
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Nowhere on their website says that it is closed so walked there to find construction work on-going and signs to say shut until 6th January. Advance warning on their webpage would have been nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Kirst1234
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This museum covered a lot of polar history ranging from famous explorers, tales of hardship and survival (or not), and as horrible as it sounds the barbarity of the old ways of living in the harsh polar region. It does not have some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank John R
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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.
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!
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