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Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
Phone Number: 77-64-50-00
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife

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Museum focuses on the biological and social complexity of northern Norway. Excellent ground fllor display on changing bio diversity of the region and the impact of humans and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This small museum is incrediebly iformative if you want to learn morw about Arctic, life in that area and expeditions that were taken to give us more knowledge about that region. Interesting presenattions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Museum focuses on the biological and social complexity of northern Norway. Excellent ground fllor display on changing bio diversity of the region and the impact of humans and climate change. Well explained in Norwegian and English. Upstairs two displays consider the culture and politics of the indigenous peoples and their difficult, arguably challenging relationship with the rest of Norway. Interesting,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A bit out of town but unmissable, this museum is a short bus ride away from the city centre, and on the way you'll pass some great beaches - even if they're almost freezing. The museum's collection is very impressive and is amazingly organised, with detailed information on every aspect of life in the city and surrounding areas. The wildlife,... More 

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Worcester, MA
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Interesting and engaging but not so easy to get to by public transportation. Had we known we'd have taken a taxi. The explanations for the various exhibits were not always in English or were only briefly summarized in English. After all it is Norway; I should neither expect nor want English to dominate. Still, sometimes I didn't get as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A joyful bike away from the city center, this museum is full of wonders for you to explore the incredible Sami Culture. Artifacts, clothes and of course a very nice souvenir shop will keep your attention for at least an hour or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I took the city bus to/from and had no difficulty getting to the Tromso Museum. I found most of the exhibits interesting. I spent about 2 hours there and read a great deal of the information provided. It was well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This museum is quite a way out of town so worth getting the bus no. 37) or face quite a long walk (around 3km). The content of the museum is varied and interesting. At the top of the stairs on the first floor none of the displays are in English and this theme continued throughout half of the museum. In... More 

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

The museum is outside the city but very interesting. You can learn a lot about the saami culture and living.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great for natural history and Sami culture. Great displays and heaps of info in a variety of languages. The displays on Sami culture were definitely the highlight. You can get a ticket that covers both of the University museums, being this one and the Polar Museum. Much cheaper than getting tickets for each place. Bus 37 will get you there.

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A treasure trove! Unassuming from the outside but what a revelation once inside! Excellent scenes and displays of life in the old days and of the first Arctic explorers. Around every corner was another little staircase up to yet another interesting room! Dark room with amazing illuminated photos. Good little shop for books, DVD's etc. Don't miss it!

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