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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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Pittsburgh PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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1,039 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Lyon, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I spent a great time visiting this museum : there is a room about fauna in arctic Norway, with strong scientific basis, well explained. A room about archaeology explains everything about rock tools, fire, ... with videos, everything well documented. In another room, I love the exhibition about Sami history, culture. There is also an exhibition about the place of... More

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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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