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Tromso Museum

Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
77-64-50-00
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

£5 to get in, 3 different floors with different displays, interesting and for the kids it would be educational but in an interactive way

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South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a small museum which displays the archeological and geological history of the area as well as a section on the Sami people. Much of the written content is in Norwegian.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very enjoyable museum, touched on most things from pre historic man to the Northern Lights to animal, birds and sea life. Not anything to dislike about it, but if I could be hyper-critical maybe the café could sell more snacks! the gift shops lovely and the people in very helpful and really nice......

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A lot of animals to see and a lot of history about Norway. you will spend about 1 hour there. Walk from City center will be around 30 min. Bus stops in front of the door. 50 KR entrance but you can buy for 60 KR a combination ticket and visit the Polar Museum to! saves you 40KR Polar museum... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you have time, can go to have a look, not 100% must, but its ok. When you free cold is always good can stay indoor.

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Chester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had a really lovely 25 minute walk to the museum from the centre of Tromso and got to see some of the suburbs, but you can easily get the bus here. The museum is a really eclectic mix of exhibits and very well detailed in English. The best bits were the Northern Lights machine and the exhibitions about the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This university museum, at any one time, has exhibits that are outgrowths of university departments, with input of graduate students as well as their mentors. There was a fine exhibit on the Sami people, history, culture, and how Norway is supporting them today. The highlight for me, though, was seeing the equipment that Birkeland used to demonstrate how the northern... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The museum takes the visitor through different exhibits depicting the local wildlife as well as offering a picture of the arctic lifestyle throughout history. The highlight is the Northern Lights machine which lets you recreate the phenomenon in a box. I recommend the museum as it applies to all ages and is really interesting. If you do not want to... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good explanations of the Northern Lights, Sami people, geology of the area and local wildlife, We went on a Sunday, when most of the Tromso shops were closed, lots of young families - fun.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We walked there on a Sunday and found it full of little Norweigians having a Sunday of fun - it was great. The exhibits are really good although it is a great shame that the one on the Sami people has not been translated into English and I felt that I had come away not knowing a great deal more... More

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