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“Wasn't expecting to like this....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
77 68 43 73
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Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Tromso
Activities: Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
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Venice, Italy
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“Wasn't expecting to like this....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

but I did. That may have been due to the German girl who took me on a walk of the city and then through this museum. Most of the signs are in Norwegian but I think you can get the gist of things. I didn't have a particular interest in polar exploration beforehand but left with one.

Visited January 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It was really good to be able to see all of the history of Norways finest explorers and detailed information about the types of hunting that went on throughout the years all in one place,lots of very good exhibits and a detailed information booklet to translate all of the Norwegian signage into the language of your choice.

A must see if in Tromso.

Visited January 2013
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Thought this would be full of death and destruction of polar animals, but in fact it was a fascinating insight into all the intrepid (ie mad) Arctic explorers

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“Interesting but more commentary in English please”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Interesting and insightful but more English translation needed. A bit gruesome too as it focused on seal hunting etc but then that is a fact of life around here so understandable. A nice distraction in a warm environment

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“Ok if you get stuck for things to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The seal feeding and training was great, however, not too much more on offer. At about $30 US to enter I expected a little more for the $$

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