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Tromso Museum

Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Tromso
Type: Museums
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,016 reviews 1,016 reviews
852 attraction reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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272 reviews 272 reviews
133 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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