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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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Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing

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Northern Norway historical masterpiece

The Tromso University Museum is 2.5km from the city center. The detailed exhibitions are so interesting about the Samir people, Artic wildlife, Viking longhouse and medieval... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Tromso University Museum is 2.5km from the city center. The detailed exhibitions are so interesting about the Samir people, Artic wildlife, Viking longhouse and medieval church art. There is also a full scale dinosaur. I would have liked more exhibits to have English explanations but this did not distract from the visit too much. This place is a must... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tromsø Museum offers different rooms where tourists can be delighted with a excellent explanation from Northern Lights to the Sami culture back on time. Important to mention the reference to the room of Samis after the WWII, where one can get a really good impression about all the rough time that they suffered. Don't hesitate to create your own northern... More 

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Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As anything and everything in Norway has something that would hold you,Museum also does the same trick. The Museum is a small but place with abandon amount of information. Take walk through the streets and enjoy way side shopping also.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It may be small in size but this is the largest museum inside the Arctic Circle! There's something for everyone. This diverse museum contains an eclectic mix of local geology, religious artefacts, information about arctic expeditions and wildlife and a fantastic exhibition about Sami culture. In fact there actually two exhibitions about the Sami culture and, for me, these were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This small museum is incrediebly iformative if you want to learn morw about Arctic, life in that area and expeditions that were taken to give us more knowledge about that region. Interesting presenattions.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Museum focuses on the biological and social complexity of northern Norway. Excellent ground fllor display on changing bio diversity of the region and the impact of humans and climate change. Well explained in Norwegian and English. Upstairs two displays consider the culture and politics of the indigenous peoples and their difficult, arguably challenging relationship with the rest of Norway. Interesting,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A bit out of town but unmissable, this museum is a short bus ride away from the city centre, and on the way you'll pass some great beaches - even if they're almost freezing. The museum's collection is very impressive and is amazingly organised, with detailed information on every aspect of life in the city and surrounding areas. The wildlife,... More 

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Worcester, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Interesting and engaging but not so easy to get to by public transportation. Had we known we'd have taken a taxi. The explanations for the various exhibits were not always in English or were only briefly summarized in English. After all it is Norway; I should neither expect nor want English to dominate. Still, sometimes I didn't get as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A joyful bike away from the city center, this museum is full of wonders for you to explore the incredible Sami Culture. Artifacts, clothes and of course a very nice souvenir shop will keep your attention for at least an hour or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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Address: Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
Phone Number: 77-64-50-00
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso

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