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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 #4 of 49 things to do in Tromso
Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing

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Dallas, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I spent a few hours at the Polar Museum and was fascinated by the history presented. I really enjoyed the exhibits and would recommend a visit here.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed this little museum with exhibitions about my favourite (ant)arctic explorer Roald Amundsen, the polar night, creatures of the sea and Fridjof Nansen. It really gives you a feel of life in the arctic, past and present.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We walked here from our hotel. Scandic Rica. Took about 25 mins but was a lovely walk through the town. It cost us 120NOK for both of us and you get an English translated book to help guide you through. Very interesting. Very warm inside, I recommend leaving your jackets and scarfs at the front.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A different view at the life and endurance of early nordic pioneers, explorers and hunters. The museum offers and audio guide

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of information on the arctic, hunters and explorers and local areas - very close to town and worth a visit

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum, tracing the history of Polar exploration and Tromso's place in its history. Well laid out and clearly labelled in most areas. It's not that large, but there's plenty of room to move around the exhibition rooms.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

You can learn a lot about the living in the arctic and the first polar expeditions. It's a must see !

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very emotional reading about the first explorer's to the North pole, The museum was very well laid out and informative. Reading other peoples reviews decided not to visit the section on seal and whale hunting as didn't want to see any cruelty to animals, Overall a great introduction to Norwegian history.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The history of polar exploration and wildlife displayed in a simple and clear way in an old building by the fjord.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

see the history of the poles. Be shocked on how many ways to kill a polar bear (historically). How big is a Walrus? find out here

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