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Tromso Museum

Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tromso, Norway (400 km north of the Polar Circle) has lovely churches (old and new) and wooden houses, most impressive skies and a chess olympiad! Have a look. It's also the gateway for North Pole expeditions. The Polar museum tells about the ventures of Nansen and Amundsen. We liked!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spent over 4 hours inside this cool museum. It looks so tiny from the outside but it's actually quite roomy. It's divided in sections and you can definetly lose yourself in there. Not everything was available in english, so you had to figure out or ask someone what was going on there. Still, I'd go there if I'm ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is divided into various halls. One on the fauna of the Arctic regions of northern Norway. One on the Sami people and their culture. One on the history of the region. It really is very distinctive and different to the museums in town. The hall treating Sami history and culture was extremely interesting. It was accompanied by the... More

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Pittsburgh PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. There were several galleries. The hands on exhibits would be fun for children. The old Sami artifacts were incredible.The lilacs in the front of the museum are about 12' tall and beautiful.

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Scot in London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful building, beautifully situated and with fantastic acoustics. A must if you are there for a midnight concert in the summer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is south of central Tromsø, easiest way to get here is by the No 37 bus. The walk back into town is about 30 minutes. Entry is 50 Nok and it is open until 6pm in the summer months, somehow I ended up staying in the museum until 8pm. There is an excellent selection of hands on exhibits.... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I loved the excellent exhibits, and historicity of the museum. Gave us many new insights into Norwegian life.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You can easily access the ship right on the dockside in Tromsø harbour. Glascovered right beside the Polarmuseum. You are allowed on deck, Inside and underneath the ship. Good pictures and videos below explains the life in the ice and getting to see the cooking area as well as the sleeping quarters of the sailors and the captain.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We wanted to learn something about the Sami, their history and traditions and current circumstances. The display at the museum was very disappointing. Badly designed but demonstrating the sort of attitudes that indigenous peoples often have to deal with. Funny people in cute hats. Id doubt they realise how condescending they are being.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a museum that seems to be trying hard to update itself - the exhibitions on the evolution of arctic animals and humans was great, as were the exhibitions on the Sami and history of Tromso area. The geological exhibitions haven't been updated in some time but seemed to be a lot of fun for a group of Primary... More

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