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“Worth a quick visit only” 3 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: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Worth a quick visit only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It wasn't bad, just not too much to see. And after a while, the endless displays of animals hunted and killed gets a bit old.

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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“Full of fascinating material”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is an eye-opener re the extraordinary exploits of Nansen and Amundsen. It makes you realise just how much thorough research they undertook before their expeditions, and how wise they were in consulting the Saami people before they set off. Makes Cpt. Scott seem very amateurish. Part of the Museum's charm is the building itself, and hence some rather dusty exhibits; but fascinating, and you could easily spend a whole day here. Just avoid it when the boat comes in, as that's when it gets busy.

Visited March 2013
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Saline, Michigan
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“Interesting Polar Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The museum is small. We got through in about an hour. The cost is inexpensive. The living-scale dioramas were especially interesting, and the animal exhibits held my attention.

Visited June 2013
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“A little quiet museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

A great little place with hours upon hours of history. The only minus about the place is that it is only advisable to visit of it isn't crowded. Or else you will feel like a sardine in a barrel

Visited September 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Living the life of a polar explorer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A great number of artifacts show you the hardship of the early polar explorers and reveal just how much those early adventurers were imbued with pioneering spirit

Visited July 2013
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