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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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Arctic Culture

A great place to learn about the History and nature of North-Norway. The two Sámi exhibitions in particular are very informative. The Viking one, with an impressive runestone is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lionel P
Tromso, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to learn about the History and nature of North-Norway. The two Sámi exhibitions in particular are very informative. The Viking one, with an impressive runestone is a pearl as well. Mandatory !

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Kiruna, Sweden
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tromso Museum consists of many different exhibits. It contains Archaeology, Darwin's principle, Sami culture, Aurora lights etc as exhibits. It also has a souvenir shop, a cafeteria & helpful staff. This place will require at least 2 hours to completely go through the entire museum.

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Fareham, Hampshire
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little outside the main town but REALLY worth the trip. Drive or take the bus. Local wildlife and climate change issues, exhibitions on the Sami people and the mystery of the body in the bog. Something for all ages - cafe and classy gift shop too.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a rainy day. There were 2 floors with a lot to see. Personally I would have liked more of the written information to be in English so I could have learned more than I did. Definitely recommended.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Interesting artifects from Sami culture which I found very informative and history as well as local area history .

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very nice museum where you can explore all aspects of Sami culture and life . They have films and all kinds of artifacts to see, books, films, and music. Nice shop where you can purchase pieces of folk art from local artisans.

Thank Frank G
Corby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

General museum for the Tromso region. Geology, history and natural history on the ground floor. On the upper floors the collections cover Viking age, the Sami and temporary exhibitions. The Sami is particular informative and during the summer they was a Sami forest house outside you could visit and drink coffee in.

Thank Louise D
Windermere, Florida
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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.

Thank Lorraine B
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.

Thank Paul C

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