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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“north pole” (57 reviews)
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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
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"stuffed animals"
in 69 reviews
"north pole"
in 57 reviews
"arctic exploration"
in 44 reviews
"roald amundsen"
in 37 reviews
"english guide"
in 28 reviews
"seal hunting"
in 44 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 94 reviews
"norwegian explorers"
in 21 reviews
"guide book"
in 17 reviews
"interesting history"
in 22 reviews
"polar bear"
in 34 reviews
"interesting place"
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"couple of hours"
in 44 reviews
"on display"
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"exhibits"
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in 71 reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Really enjoyed this museum which tells us a lot about the Norwegian explorers. Went late morning on a sunny day and not too busy. About half the exhibits had English translations and we were given a printed English guide.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

The display of the exhibits may be a bit old fashioned, but the story of the scientists is still quite interesting. Also the descriptions about the hunting of seals for their furs and whales gives a good insight in the Norwegian way of thinking (e.g....More

Thank W0RLDWIDETRAVELLERS
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

A very cool museum on Arctic exploration and life in the polar regions. It is very informative and it is suitable for children.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

So, we didn't have loads of time and needed to pick something that we could check out in an afternoon before our tour. I'm glad we came here. You can see different info, exhibits, and stuffed seals. It was interesting to view all the information....More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This is well worth a visit - amazing histories and stories of the Arctic, whaling, seal hunting etc.

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This museum highlights how tough it was for both explorers and those working in fishing and hunting. Good exhibits.

Thank Jane E
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This museum is very interesting but I relied heavily on my basic Norwegian to get the full experience. The lady at the front desk was not very friendly and did not inform me about the possibility of a combination ticket with other museums (this was...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I found this to be a real education, having previously known little about whaling etc, and only a small amount about the arctic expeditions. There was plenty to look at, and although most was in Norwegian, detailed booklets (lots of reading) were supplied for free...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Nice museum in the middle of Tromsø that shows the history of the early settlers in the region, the heritage of Sealing and Polar Bear trapping as well as some of the local legends from the area.

Thank Abhi K
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Polar museum on a week day and we spent around 2 hours there to learn all about the history of legendary hunters / fisherman / explorers back in the day. The items displayed are very interesting and some quite ancient which makes...More

Thank Eva23675
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marcU4721ID
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.
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NOMOTORBIKER
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!
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NOMOTORBIKER
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
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