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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upstairs in the museum is where the history buff's will get their fill. It's all about Arctic exploration, including the famous Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, and his sailing of the North West Passage and leading the first expedition to the South Pole. Downstairs is more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rona K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside this museum there is a lot of information about polar expeditions and how people lived here over the ages, in harsh conditions. Fishing and hunting were there means of survival. There also nice boat models and diorama's about daily life in this unforgiving climate....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty well done. Learned about the polar explorers and whaling industry. Can get through it in an hour, or spend more time if the weather is bad.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank waltero290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an Interesting history, lots of reading. Most information in Norwegian. Not a very modern museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Suzsveiw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this museum doesn’t look much but don’t be misled, it is brilliant. So informative. You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julianna1963
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Amazing museum with great history of the polar expeditions and polar activities from thousands of years ago too the most recent history. Student discount and the combo ticket with Tromsø University museum made this the best value for money museum visit I have done in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Really interesting museum regarding Norway's history particularly regarding hunting. There are quite a few skins etc around but as this was part of their history I don't think it should be avoided for this! You get an English guide when you go in which is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hannahbower
Reviewed April 7, 2019

A good museum if you are interested in the history of Norway's Arctic exploits. Although the info around the museum is in Norwegian when you get your entrance ticket the booklet they hand out gives you most of the info in English. All in all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chefchrisw
Reviewed April 6, 2019

As others have said, this is an Interesting if a little quirky museum, there are some English language translations and we were provided with a well thumbed English language guide was handed out on entering. Clearly this museum is run on a shoe-string, but is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave B
Reviewed April 2, 2019

An interesting museum about the way of life here in the past. I learnt a lot about Amundsen and Nansen. Lots of stuffed animals and skins, but that is how it was! Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from CarolWestSussex | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates that the museum will be open between 9.00 and 18.00 and the walk from the ferry terminal is short, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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Response from bellad0nna99 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum in November on a Sunday. If it was open then I am sure ut will be open in summer. Its an easy walk