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Tromso Museum

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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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Worth the visit for the Sami hut alone

We went there in the hope of learning a lot more about the Sami culture, and we certainly did. Not sure how it works at other times, but we basically had a private class for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Windermere, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wonderful Museum in Tromso - a tribute to life along the Norwegian waterways and this historic village - Collections were wonderful and well exhibited - highly recommend.

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Roanoke VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went there in the hope of learning a lot more about the Sami culture, and we certainly did. Not sure how it works at other times, but we basically had a private class for the better part of one hour. We just walked up, and the host/guide invited us to sit down and start asking questions (which we did).... More 

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If visiting this museum you will be told of the past and how Norway has evolved over the decades from tribes to now.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This museum offers excellent exhibits of historical significance to the northern Norway region. The Sami exhibit is very informative.

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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited the Polar Musuem the day before and there is a discount if you visit the Tromso Musuem on the same day. The man asked if we had been to the Polar Musuem and we explained we had but the previous day then he asked what we had seen and gave us the discount which was fantastic. We learnt... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Overall this feels like a local museum designed for local families. After reading reviews here, I am sorry that we missed the Sami tent outside. I don't know if it was there because my companions were in a great hurry to get out of here and go back to Tromso to see other things! I was on a Holland America... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We opted to walk from Tromso following the tourist information map. A quiet stroll through residential area but with views of the fjord and mountains. We went on a July Saturday which meant there was only self service drinks available, no food. We should have brought some food with us as the forest park is next door. We got the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The museum is about 30min walking from the city centre if you're a fast walker. Bus 37 goes every 30min on weekdays. If you've been to the polar museum you can tell about what you've seen and get 50% discount. If you haven't been yet. Just buy the double ticket. Both musea are worth your time and money. There is... More 

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Humboldt County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This museum presents many aspects of the North, both the history of its peoples and also much of nature that can be found there. There is special coverage of the indigenous Sami who live across the northern parts of Scandinavia regardless of borders. As you might expect, the museum is full of historical and natural objects as well as many,... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In all our visits in Northern Norway this time we have heard about the Sami but this museum gave us the depth of understanding of the history and the lives of the Sami people and how their lives and culture fit into the life of Norway. We learnt so much about the modern people, their education, language and politics. It... More 

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