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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
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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Trieste, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

...the problem is that there are too many stuffed animals. It's just too much for someone who isn't in this sort of thing like me.

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Vancouver, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Museum is testament to Norway's heritage - full of interesting hunting, trapping (some a tad gruesome) and exploration displays as well as the achievements of the great Norwegian explorers Amundsen and Nansen. Really good.

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I admit it: I'm not a fan of reading about how animals are killed. As a result, I found some of the exhibits a little depressing, what with dioramas of seals getting clubbed and whatnot. But I'll also say that I learned a lot about how people lived and died in the arctic environment, and found this museum very interesting.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This Museum was fantastic. Although not very big, it was amazing to see how the first polar explorers lived during their exploration and to see a variety of taxidermy of lots of different arctic animals.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

lots of information about arctic life with large displays. Plenty on Scandinavian polar explorers. If you don't like stuffed animals and skins then perhaps best avoided

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A great little museum, one of those perfect, funky little local museums that really teach a lot! Don't miss it.

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Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I liked it much There are many interesting things to see. If you want to spend your time and to get aesthetic pleasure, you should visit that place.

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I thought I was just going to breeze through tbis place but I stayed for 2 hours. I found it very interesting. There were other visitors who came and went while I was taking my time so your mileage may vary. The displays were interesting and thoughtfully arranged. Havent really seen anything like it. There are some inconsistencies in the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A small museum outlining the history of Arctic exploration. Very well researched and extremely interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I think some people have got a bit confused in their reviews. In tromso there is Polaria (which I have written a separate review for) which costs about £14 entry and is a little aquarium with seals and a couple of decent cinematic videos. Then there is the polar museum which costs about £5 entry and is a museum about... More

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