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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 #2 of 25 attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums, History Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is essentially a small aquarium with a few seals, and a theater showing a couple movies about polar life and the northern lights. It was disappointing and not worth the 100 NOK cost of admission.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very interesting history of Norwegian exploration. Well presented with explanations in English. We spent several hours there on a snowy day.

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If in Tromso, DO NOT miss the opportunity to visit this Museum on the harbour front. The layout is excellent and leads you naturally through the displays. Not only is arctic but also antarctic exploration covered ( Amundsen of the Antarctic came from Tromso) but there are also exhibits of arctic animal and bird life. Stand next to a full-sized... More

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Norfolk, England
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12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is worth visiting the Polar Museum whilst in Tromso. We found it informative and interesting to learn about the explorers and life in the Arctic. It is easy to find by the Harbour.

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Herts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We loved this museum. It was packed with all sorts of information about the explorers of the region. Helpful english translations and lots to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

well worth a visit to this small /cosy museum , well laid out displays . Informative , interesting and good value . well worth a visit when in Tromso and easily found by the harbour.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My third time here....just as good as first time, I always find something that I missed last time. If you are interested in the arctic then this is definitely one for you to visit....you realize how brave these men ( and women ) were.....

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Hong Kong, China
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22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a very nice museum, you will know more about Tromso. I like this place and I knew a lot more after visit.

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Berkshire
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24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not a big museum, but we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. If you don't like stuffed animals this is not for you as there are loads. Opens at 11am. Small gift shop. Make sure you get the English guide at the desk.

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saffron walden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The museum reflects the Polar expeditions with authentic detail. Not so sure I liked the strafed animals!

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