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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 #5 of 24 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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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The polar museum brings you in the world of the arctic travallers. Lots of objects of that period. You can really Imagine how things went in those days. Many adventurous voltages started in tromso.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Not much to see or do, but gave us something to do whilst waiting on our flight. Not expensive for entry, and soe interesting vidoes, good little shop.

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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of information here with an english leaflet to aid the visitor. It is small, quaint and very interesting.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We came to the Polar Museum as it was raining outside and we wanted something to do indoors. The museum is small but well done with a lot of history of Svalbard, Norway including the hunting of polar bears, reindeers and seals. As someone who isn't a fan of hunting it's a bit heartbreaking to learn the history, but no... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Liked learning about the history of the area, and the cheap entry fee. Toilets and gift shop available.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lot's of information on the ways of life in the cold harsh region. Half the exhibits have some form of translation into other languages - the other half you'll just have to decide for yourself. Worth a visit, expensive but that's just something you'll have to get used to in this part of the world!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

An English guidebook was lent to us when we went in, and it was helpful, but I wished that more of the displays had English translations. Some did, but there did not seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which displays were translated into English and which weren't. But the displays were very interesting and gave a good... More 

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Lancashire
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I have to admit the reviews weren't great for this place- but I loved it- it had real character and charm. Ok so it won't win museum of the year but it tells some epic polar stories in a lovely creaky wooden structure bang on the waterfront. There enough english translation- to be honest it's pretty obvious what stuff is.... More 

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Wiltshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We came across this museum when walking to the cathedral and it was okay. The staff member on the desk was more interested in her knitting than serving visitors and was only animated when emphasising that we must return the English language guide book at the end of our visit. It was a welcome break from the snow storm and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Was really fun and interesting the visit to the museum. Liked the animals. The small house that you can go in is really cool.

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