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- Wasn’t quite sure what to expect but it is a very comprehensive museum of polar life with lots and lots of artefacts and stuffed animals. Spread across 3 floors it can get a little tight especially when tours come through. Enjoyed reading about polar life.
I would recommend wearing sensible footwear especially as some surfaces have not been gritted and in fact a gent slipped outside as we were leavingWritten 1 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My son and I visited this museum in June on our own. The museum has various rooms, each dedicated to a different theme. These themes included geology, wildlife, the Northern Lights, Sami culture, life at a boarding school, religious artifacts, and local history of WWII. We went primarily for the Sami culture While other exhibits had English captioning, the Sami culture captioning was in what I assume was Norwegian and Sami. A tour group came through and we eavesdropped in on a vary interesting explanation of the exhibit. The museum did offer a tour but it was in the afternoon and we were there in the morning. You can get a discount on tickets if you purchase both this museum and the Polaris one. There is a bus in town that will drop you off at the museum that goes through the town center if you don’t have a vehicle and prefer not to walk.Written 28 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Had the most fun at this science centre with my boyfriend. The exhibits are great for kids and adults who are young at heart. We had a lot of time to explore the activities with very few other people around and then enjoyed the magical show at the planetarium which explained all about the Northern Lights and gave us a pretend experience incase we didn’t see them in person.Written 25 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I was unsure about this museum but I was pleasantly surprised.
The museum isn't very big and we spent 1 hour 15 minutes there.
They have great facts, interactive iPads and some funny games to play, which my daughter and I enjoyed
Would recommend if your at a loose end or love trollsWritten 3 December 2023
- I liked this place, but my husband wasn't too interested. Some of the artwork was really interesting and I enjoyed it, some of it I didn't quite 'get'. Still, it was worth a visit.Written 31 December 2022
- If the weather is bad this is not a bad place to spend an hour or so. Interesting stories to follow.Written 24 March 2023
- We were on a tour of the fjords and popped in here for an afternoon snack of waffles. It is really cute and quirky place in a lovely location. Their are pieces of glass art work and jewellery for sale. The dining area is very cosy, very homely and the freshly cooked waffles and hot chocolate were lovely on a cold, cold day.Written 26 March 2020
- I visited this Gallery Today. It was awesome. This gallery has some fantastic original art work in display including coffe mugs, water flasks. Must visit when you are in Tromso. Much better than some so called most popular souvenir shops in Tromso. You can collect a memory of Tromso from here. I could not stop myself from buying one lovely Tromso Artwork. Highly recommended.Written 24 October 2023
- You can really find inner peace by looking at Miss Slydahl's art. She is an amazing artist! And a warm person!Written 31 May 2017
- Like the nature that Norway offers the museums too have something unique and things that is there for all,right from Oslo till the Arctic capital one would be able to view this. Please do keep Museum timings in mind as many close by 4 and 5pm.Written 15 April 2015
- Worth a visit to see what is on show, they were showing a number of films when we visited that were of varying quality/interest but that is what makes art interesting and individual. Stick your head in to see what is on it's certainly worth it as it's free.Written 7 April 2019
- Best collection of Scandinavian art work in Tromso at reasonable prices. The staff are very friendly, patient and knowledgeable.Written 4 June 2019
- Hilde was wonderful! The atmosphere was so welcoming and she showed us a few pieces created by her as well as other artists! The art was beautiful with lots of variation. We ended up grabbing coffee at her cafe which is right next door.Written 16 February 2020
- Interactive exhibits and lots of interesting things to learn. Free entry is always a bonus.
I learned more about salmon than I previously knew was possible.Written 20 January 2023
- Excellent museum about geology, climate and culture that's part of the university but not on the main campus. I spent most od my time on the Sami culture and WW II (life in the North during that time) exhibits upstairs along with the Aurora Borealis display. To do the entire museum justice I needed about 2- 2/2 hours but I also like to read all displays so someone else can easily go thru in about 90 minutes. Great little gift shop as you enter. If you intend to visit the Polar museum you can get a discount for both places so at a minimum bring your receipt. Very reasonably priced and well worth it.Written 3 September 2023
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