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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

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Address: Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
Phone Number: 77 68 43 73
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Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing

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On the outside it doesn't look like much, however the Polar Museum is an excellent tribute to Arctic Explorers that braved the elements in their hunt for fur and desire for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Windermere, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On the outside it doesn't look like much, however the Polar Museum is an excellent tribute to Arctic Explorers that braved the elements in their hunt for fur and desire for exploration. Surprisingly informative and well laid out - I thoroughly recommend this museum on your trip to Tromso.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a well set out museum with lots of interesting exhibits and historical fact sabot the polar explorers

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Eksjo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Small museum, a lot of pictures and reading. But good! 60 NOK in entrence, well worth it. Visit this location.

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The museum is in an old wooden building on the waterfront. There are displays on trapping in the area (not enjoyable for animal lovers) and a lot of information about famous explorers such as Roald Amundsen with everyday objects from their voyages.

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The museum gives you a good impression of how life was during the arctic expeditions. It is not a very big museum, but still, if you want to take a good look around you can spend quite some time

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good exhibits for people with a interest in polar exploration, especially about Amundsen with lots of photos about his life and his peers, and the recreations of the huts the early explorers lived in and their way of life. It also shows the history of whaling and the fur trade in the 19th century.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Polarmusset has an excellent diorama of life size figures of arctic hunters, vividly depicting the basic lives they lived. We especially enjoyed the exhibition of Roald Amundsen's life and adventures on the 2nd floor. A pity only half is in english.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The place is well built and located. Even tho they lent you a booklet with all the explanations, it would have been much better to just put and English translation by the Norwegian signs.

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Campinas, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is a small aquarium about arctic animals. I'm not a big fan of aquariums, I prefer animals in nature. But if you enjoy it, and mainly if you have kids, worth spending a hour there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a day in Tromso and this little museum seemed to give us the chance to learn more about the history and expeditions to the polar region. It is small and everything you expect - not earth shattering but a good hour or so. Not easy to get around as lots of stairs and watch out for swinging back... More 

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Address: Address: Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
Phone Number: 77 68 43 73
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso

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