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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Address: Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
Phone Number: 77 68 43 73
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Tromso
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Thorough and interesting overview of the history of exploration and hunting in the Arctic. Lots of quality material to view. Guidebooks provided free in many different languages. Good coverage in English too. It does not varnish the past, a lot of animal killing used to take place, but a fascinating historical record. Well recommended.

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Vienna Region, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

They have some historical pictures from the first and important Polar expeditions. It' s clean and warm. Also they have some souvenirs if you want to buy.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The more interesting sagas of polar exploration have an English translation but you need the handout for many other exhibits. But the heroics are well worth absorbing.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

if you have time it is defo worth a visit. It is an interesting look back into the history of Tromso and the Norway in general and the great polar explorers.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Since you are traveling around the Arctic, you should definitely stop at this wooden house in Tromso in order to discover the history and struggles of the north exploration. You will see objects, tools and clothes used by explorers, fishers and hunters that lived in the Arctic, and also animals bones and fur. It's really a good place do understand... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our visit coincided with that of Prince Albert of Monaco. Really enjoyed the exhibition - thought the shop could offer a little more though (space enough for a central display gondola). Certainly worth another visit.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum, free for students ! we learn Artic's history, the main explorers, and also Tromso History. I like it a lot!

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Naples, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

For only a few euros worth of NOK, this place was very interesting and provided nearly two hours of entertaining and educational material. It is open on Sunday despite the town being nearly all closed, so suggest this as a great Sunday fill-in between your tours, shopping, etc.

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Oslo, Norway
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike about this museum, but very interesting in getting to know a bit of the history of the polar heroes of Norway. an additional feature is a lot of information on the hardy people living in Greenland and the Spitsbergen Islands (and beyond) as hunters/gatherers of various polar mammals with valuable fur !

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Worth a visit. All areas are interesting. Easily accessible for walking tourists. Full of historical facts.

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