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Tromso Museum

Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
Phone Number: 77-64-50-00
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Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Tromso
Type: Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Type: Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dallas, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I took the city bus to/from and had no difficulty getting to the Tromso Museum. I found most of the exhibits interesting. I spent about 2 hours there and read a great deal of the information provided. It was well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is quite a way out of town so worth getting the bus no. 37) or face quite a long walk (around 3km). The content of the museum is varied and interesting. At the top of the stairs on the first floor none of the displays are in English and this theme continued throughout half of the museum. In... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is outside the city but very interesting. You can learn a lot about the saami culture and living.

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Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great for natural history and Sami culture. Great displays and heaps of info in a variety of languages. The displays on Sami culture were definitely the highlight. You can get a ticket that covers both of the University museums, being this one and the Polar Museum. Much cheaper than getting tickets for each place. Bus 37 will get you there.

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Northern Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A treasure trove! Unassuming from the outside but what a revelation once inside! Excellent scenes and displays of life in the old days and of the first Arctic explorers. Around every corner was another little staircase up to yet another interesting room! Dark room with amazing illuminated photos. Good little shop for books, DVD's etc. Don't miss it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoyed my visit, even though the museum is not very big. There are two sections: downstairs is dedicated to Biology, with a lot of info about arctic species of birds, mammals, etc. there are lots of displays with information in Norwegian and English. The upstairs section is dedicated to history and anthropology, and although there is a lot of... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

At this museum, visotors can learn about the local area through a variety of ways: visual, audio and tactile. As in a lot of museums, there's a wildlife section containing stuffed animals and a local history section with plenty of artefacts. What makes this museum special, however, is its exhibition on Sami culture, which is an integral feature of Tromso... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Various displays, some more interesting than others. A few were in Norwegian and Russian, and some had English translations but the standard varied and some looked a bit dated.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We enjoyed the Norwegian wild life, 16th century religious, long house, Sami and historical exhibits, as they gave us an excellent taster of all things Norwegian.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Tromsø Museum is actually the Tromsø University Museum. It's a good with worthwhile exhibits on Sami culture, Sami identity and Arctic fauna. Some of the other reviews complained about lack of English - it's true, some don't have English but they provided English (and German) sheets for the areas that don't have English on the walls. I think the... More 

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