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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 #3 of 27 attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums, History Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

To me it was not worth my time, but others might disagree. There was nothing much to see, nothing much to do and all of it is far better elsewhere.

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salisbury
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum. Worth a visit as it doesn't cost a lot to get in. Lots of information to take in so make sure you have plenty of time to explore inside.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hidden away in a corner on the harbor edge, the Polar Museum was a great history lesson on the fishing, hunting and struggles of the early settlers as they tried to exist in this far North land. Great stories, great photos, great artifacts, great staging. There also was a special exhibit on birds that was excellent. I vote GO THERE!

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Kemi, Lapland, Finland
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This museum is dedicated to Roald Amudsen, famous Norvegian explorer. We like the location, but it was quite hard to find due to construction work.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Interesting and educting. Pictures and artifacts representing traveling in polar areas and exporation in polar areas, both famous and not so famous people.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the Place for you, must see Exhibitions and great feeling of being back in the 1800s when you enter the museum, must see Place for anyone who wants to know the reality of old time Exploration and hunting.

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all over the world on a yacht
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

loved watching the seals, and we hear the aurora borealis panoramic movie is worth watching (we didn't have enough time). a few short films on ice, polar bears & seals were interesting, if a bit odd. the wolf fish tank & all the aquarium tanks are interesting, and the information is certainly there for you to read. some strange spaces,... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went in a group lovely atmospheric museum showing detail of arctic and Antarctic exploration including hunting. Lovely old building not good for anyone with a walking disability as climbing stairs is required.

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Boulder, Colorado
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56 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited on a Friday morning in June. We got there when it opened and had it all to ourselves. Excellent displays about arctic expeditions, with all kinds of relics on display. Your ticket also gets you into two other museums. The Polar Museum is definitely worth a visit.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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250 reviews 250 reviews
43 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nicely done theme museum was a great complement to our recently completed arctic expedition. Stuffy inside on warm days.

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