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Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso 9037, Norway
+47 77 64 50 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the 3km walk (or a bus ride) out to the Museum. There is a lot of information regarding the area, and a big exhibition on the Sami history and culture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as part of a tour off our cruise boat so our guide explained the exhibits since several were only titled in Norwegian. We only toured the natural history (lots of stuffed animals) and Sami galleries, but they were well done and informative....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tx32f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am afraid to say there is not much to look at if you are English, Norwegian writing mostly, the Northern Lights floor was the only interesting part and there was not much of that. Personally not worth the £12 each entry fee, with nothing...More

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

Good place to spend an hour or two before flight back to the UK and get out of the snow. Loved the section on Early human migrations into to Scandinavia.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnlK3538YL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable museum. It's not very big, and the collection is not very extensive, but given the location (far north Norway) it's pretty good all things considered. If you're in Tromso for the Northern Lights (not sure why else you'd be there) this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here while staying in the city, there were extra temp exhibits on which I think may be how we spent so long going around it all. Cost to get in was quite cheap, and a cup of tea was even cheaper, just what you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ray_j4626
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum provides good details about the culture, history, animals, birds etc. It could have been made more contemporary. We had to abandon our visit there half way since the fire alarm started ringing and hence entire place was evacuated. The outside ambience was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SatishP474
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum has a really well prepared & very interesting exhibitions, among others - about the Sami people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Road600926
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In an hour (in November 2017) I got a solid understanding of my ancestors, some of whom came from near Tromso in Norway's far north. Modest as the museum is, a lot of information is conveyed well, including recounting Norway's history of mistreating its Sami...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidCayJohnston
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The museum is quite small, descriptions are in Norwegian and just sometimes in English. They show a 30 minute video about the northern lights which I can recommend to visit. All fine, especially considering the low entrance fee. However, nothing special and only worth it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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linda h
November 26, 2018|
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Whoops, deja vu! But just ask, it’s the most helpful city we’ve visited.
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Joanne C
Tromso 7 days 6 nights (2 Replies)
Hi guys! My sis and I will be going to Tromso and Bergen in November this year. We'll have 6 nights in Tromso. I would like to know if there is any other places other than those listed below that we'll be visiting? What do the locals usually do from late afternoon (> 4pm) onwards in Nov? Places to visit: Fjellheisen Tromso, Arctic Cathedral, Northern Lights tour, whale watching tour, Perspektivet Museum, Prestvannet Lake, Brosmetinden, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Husky Sled tour,...More
March 09, 2018|
Response fromGuideGunnar|
Of course, there’s a good place to eat close by Hillesøy; Sommarøy Arctic hotel which has a great restaurant! Enjoy..;)