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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 2 days ago

great museum with info about polar expeditions and various explorers! visitors were given a paper booklet in english which explains every room/exhibit. may be better if the booklet is laminated? it seems to be falling apart! haha but still very useful.

Thank t_cha1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Polar Museum has an immense range and depth of material describing many aspects of Polar discovery, life and work. Presented very well. From the outside it looks like a small building but once inside it keeps expanding. We spent several hours, but it could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Larger than I thought it would be, lots to read and interesting information on the polar explorations from Tromsø. Filled in an hour on a rainy day.

Thank Jet603624
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks small from the outside, however there is many information inside. The visit was included in the walking tour I did. I believe that is the best way to go in, understand and appreciate what is inside

Thank Jose Fabio F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice small museum gets pretty in depth explaining things we did a fly by visit not getting deep into all the exhibits. Inexpensive. Well worth it.

Thank travelinman045
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Polar Museum is small but vert nicely put together. Anyone interested in the history of how harsh life was. Lots of displays of stuffed animals and old tools and artefacts, clothing, Entrance fee 50Nok, worth it in my opinion

Thank RL L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a small interesting place about the polar expeditions and the animals that were hunted in them. The information is very helpful to learn about this topic, but it was hard to realize that so many animals were slaughtered like that for survival...More

Thank Arly23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon this museum and decided to go in. it is a very interesting and well laid out museum. A word of warning, it has some quite graphic displays dealing with the hunting of seals, bears etc. in the early days so if you...More

Thank Trevor-Bonnie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our polar history displayed and explained in an interesting way. A lot of memorabilia and genuine things gave the place an atmosphere, which we all found good. A place where it's possible to spend quite some time.

Thank JosteinJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about an hour here. It's a good museum with interesting info. We both felt it really enhanced our visit to the Fram Museum in Oslo later. The displays felt a bit tired. Not everything is in English, but it's enough. Really enjoyed the...More

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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.
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