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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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Out for a walk with a few hours to kill

We had some time spare so walked the 2-3km to the museum. Past the museum is a beach we looked at. The museum itself was ok for some history of Norway and artic travel. It had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ccie1793
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Tromsø Museum after having visited Polaria & The Polar Museum. I definitely preferred this museum on the whole. The Northern Lights film was much better then the one at Polaria, featuring more detailed history surrounding the myths and legends in the old days about the lights, about the original research and theories. I thought it was excellent... More 

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Norfolk, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was worth a visit, we went as part of a Tromso tour, but I wouldn't have made a special effort to go. The displays were informative. If you are passing then pop in.

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Thank kazzey
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting museum, which covers all aspects of hard life, survival and exploration in the northern arctic. Images of seal hunting might worry children but it is all very instructive.

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Thank Mickadvisor
Swanage
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hopped on a bus, one of the many, in Tromso and had a very pleasant trip up to the museum. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the exhibits beautifully laid out. We particularly enjoyed the display relating to the history of the Sami people and of course the Northern Lights exhibit. There is a little self service... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 minutes by bus from the centre of Tromso, this is an intestine little museum. There are several themes eg evolution, Sami culture and its place in modern Norway, and naturally the Northern lights. For non-Norwegians most of the captions are in English. There are a series of surveys on questions such as 'should Norway allow whaling - Norwegian responses... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good little museum. It is really worth a visit. It is out of town but you can get the bus or a taxi. The displays are well presented

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Thank JaneneKerry
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the local bus here on our last day, it was interesting to see the outskirts of the town and the housing areas where the ordinary working people live. The museum itself is dedicated to the changes that have taken place in the region largely due to climate change. There are also small sections on Viking and Sami cultures... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time spare so walked the 2-3km to the museum. Past the museum is a beach we looked at. The museum itself was ok for some history of Norway and artic travel. It had quite a good northern lights film.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is within walking distance of city center with a beach park nearby. We spent far longer than we expected because of the varied exhibits and interesting material. The exhibits were focused on specifics such as the Sami people and Northern Lights so I left with a number of unanswered questions which will require further research. We had a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I guess with the Polar Museum in the middle of town, they had to put the Tromso Museum somewhere else! Its a bit of a trek by walking trail tho there's a half-hourly bus (destination on front displaying 'Tromso Museum' number 37 I think) that does a loop from Tromso and back, takes about 15 minutes. Not too much... More 

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