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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: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife

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A museum of polar eploration

This is a nice little museum dedicated to polar exploration specifically the Arctic regions such as Svalbard. The museum exhibits artefacts, pictures and models depicting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little museum dedicated to polar exploration specifically the Arctic regions such as Svalbard. The museum exhibits artefacts, pictures and models depicting the various daily routines of early polar explorers. It's worth pointing out that in the most part early exploration of the high Arctic was a result of whaling, hunting or fur trapping and many of... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Polar Museum is close to city center. It is a bit like a Maze, a bit crammed with a lot of interesting things. You can actually touch a lot of things, they are not just behind glass. One could spend a long time in there, but it was very hot in there and we had only one day in... More 

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Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited one morning for a couple of hours. The leaflet in English was useful as much of the information was in Norwegian but maybe there was too much background information? It was interesting to learn about their hunting techniques and Norwegian explorers. When we visited it was quite quiet and easy to travel around the museum.

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Shaldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This.ittle museum is like a Tardis. Lots yo see and quite interactive. Good history of exploration and hunting in aninteresting environment. We did a lively walk n the evening which included this gem. Recommend.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

At the Polar museum they have recreated scenes from the harsh daily life at Spitzbergen (Svalbard), as well as instructive exhibitions of the Norwegian polar heroes, including extensive stoytelling about Amundsen and Nansen. Especially the recreated hunting hut from a hundred years back and the hunters catching seal on the ice are lively, almost scary. Go and enjoy! If interested... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It's alright. A museum like this would not be noticed in places like New York or London. However, its appropriate for Tromso. Nicely done. Perhaps a little expensive to get in, but it fits a visit to the artic circle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

History of men striving north mainly to slaughter as many fur-bearing animals as possible. Some interesting aspects about early explorers. Interesting if you have a couple of hours to spend but not a absolute must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was all about the hunting techniques used in the past around Tromso. It was a little shocking for some but very interesting and worth a visit while you're in Tromso.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum focuses mainly on polar explorers, so as such, I did not find it that interesting. However, there is much on display, beautifully presented, if it is a subject which interests you. Housed in an old traditional building, and much larger than it looks!

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The small museum located in an old customs house, which is a destination in itself, is interesting but very focused on hunting. Some visitors may be put off by some of the displays. It tells the history of survival in polar Norway. Some displays have English explanations and you are given a detailed pamphlet on the exhibits. The top floor... More 

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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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