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

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

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
56 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
43 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 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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Maroochydore, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So much to see in such a small space, you need a whole day it was fabulous, we only had an hour and it was very crowded. Please give this museum the time it needs it is so full of amazing history i wish we could have gone back.

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An excellent small museum to acquaint one with this area and the animals of the region. It educated you on the hunting, fishing, living, surviving in this area going back to the 1600's. If you are traveling in Norway and have been to other museums and exhibits in Oslo and Bergen, this is an additional bit of history.

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North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an interesting museum with lots of good information about the polar explorers, who must have been incredibly brave! But it is small & a little hard to maneuver around when there are lots of tourists AND a school trip. However the students were helpful; they spoke English & were able to explain some of the displays.

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Romford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quite a lot of detail around the explorers and expeditions that opened up the area. The directions for getting around inside the museum could be a little clearer.

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