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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: Museums, History Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lahore, Pakistan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Some very interesting material at this small museum. In some senses felt a little too limited, but worth the relatively cheap admission.

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Athens
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice building by the port but that's all. Its small has some poor seals that swim around a pool with greenish water. Some fish in a couple of pools but nothing exciting.

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Sarnia, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

film was interesting Seals did not perform very well Expensive excursion from the cruise ship not too much to see

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

50 Krone entrance fee is well spent. This includes a booklet (in English in our case) that you return at the end of the visit. The location is well marked on all tourist maps and is 5 minutes walk from the port. The static displays cover all aspects of polar exploration including hunting - wasn't prepared for the stuffed baby... More

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed visiting the museum. Excellent layout and the information provided showed us how tough the original explorers must have found this area.

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England
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice attraction in Tromso, family friendly. Takes around 1-2 hours of your time. Learn about climate change and how it affects the area and the history of polar bears. Watch an arctic seal show where they do tricks and are fed. Nice detailed information on the Northern Lights too, with videos.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I really enjoyed seeing this museum as I love polar bears. I learned a lot about the history of Norway and its trading business. Saw stuffed seals and polar bears - amazing experience.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you ever wondered what it was like to be a polar explorer before the invention of electronic navigation aids and modern methods of transport at sea and across the frozen wastes of the polar region, this is the museum for you. Its many exhibits cover life in the polar regions - hunting, fishing etc - and, of particular interest,... More

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