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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really wasn't a fan of this museum. Really glorified the hunting and trapping history and there were better ways it could have been told. Very graphic displays involving stuffed dead animals. Made me feel physically ill.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Seasidebee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Closed for the week we were there, which is such a shame as we were really looking forward to seeing the exhibit. Tromso was full of tourists, so seemed an odd time to be closed

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Burymafia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice museum with many rooms on Arctic life and polar exploration. Free guide book in English so you’re not totally confused by the Norwegian descriptions. Some stuff is a bit contrived and cheesy but the display on Amundsen is excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TickledPinkScotland
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit in Tromsø! Good and relaxing time spent here with friends and family. Profesional and nice staff!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrei M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

not to expensive. realy good for the money. lot to see and to read. nice to see everything. way better then polaria

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had just re-opened.. Very well laid out and interesting exhibits throughout..Tough these Norwegians..! Would have like more English translations on the smaller exhibits..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SunnySalVerde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there with a tourguide so don’t know the prices. I really liked the visual experience, not only text but a lot of stuff you can feel and are allowed to touch. One of the betrer museum-experiences!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kris2bald
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good museum that looks at the polar history of Norway. My only issue was the booklet they provide is written in too small a writing for me to easily read It is not closed despite people saying it is, you need to visit the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievably shut in Sami week, although being advertised as having a Sami Display. Could be worth a visit but not knowing what is inside and when open.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnsmiffy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This site is still closed despite the website stating that they would be opening back up on January 6th. We tried to go on January 12th but it looks like they are closed until February

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from strick52 | Reviewed this property |
We went with our one year old. She wasn't interested in much, but it's a casual place and no one minded her crawling around a bit. Older children would likely be interested in the stuffed animals and model boats.
May 8, 2016|
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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!
May 8, 2016|
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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