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Tromso Museum

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Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso N-9037, Norway
Phone Number: 77-64-50-00
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Interesting history of Sami

As a good antidote to full board on the Hurtigruten ferry the walk to the museum takes a brisk 30 minutes each way and is worth it. The explanation of the history of the Sami... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this museum was great! The exhibitions are interactive, well laid out and easily accessible. Their Saami exhibitions are excellent, as are all their other exhibitions! They had a wonderful temporary exhibit on birds and a fascinating story-based exhibit on women in the second world war. I can't wait to return one day.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some really interesting exhibits particularly about the Sami people, on the edge of Tromso. Easy to reach by bus or walking

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a good antidote to full board on the Hurtigruten ferry the walk to the museum takes a brisk 30 minutes each way and is worth it. The explanation of the history of the Sami people and a section on the more recent history since the war is well laid out. Everything in the museum also has good English translation... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little way out of town but easy to reach on the 37 bus, this is a lovely little museum. Great exhibition on the Sami, and a nice collection if church art from before the Reformation. Very helpful staff.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Worth a visit regarding the Samsung culture exhibits and the film about the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights. Enjoyed our visit.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

especially good on aurora borealis ( be sure to see the film) and Sami culture both traditional and contemporary activism Downside is virtually no all explanations in English

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This museum has deliberately focussed on Sami culture but contains a range of other items too. Much is child-friendlyand interactive. A good balance

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Apeldoorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This museum offers a little bit of everything but I thought overall it was pretty interesting. The only thing that could improve is the restaurant.. it wasn't much more then a self-service coffee machine.

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The museum is a bit far from center but definatly worth a visit. If you buy à prepaid ticket at several locations for 36nok one way. And if you bought à comboticket for the polarmuseum you can save à bit more. There are some really beatiful naturescenes with stuffed animals to explain life in the artic. There is also à... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Tromso Museum is a small museum in a residential area of Tromso. If you are looking for a nice but longish walk, it’s worth the effort. There are lots to see along the way. You can also reach it by bus from the downtown area. Be sure to buy your ticket before you board the bus to minimize the... More 

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