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Tromso Museum

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Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso 9037, Norway
Phone Number: 77-64-50-00
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Very informative and much better value than other museums

I learned a lot at this museum. Much more than at other far more expensive ones in Tromsø. There is a good selection of information and displays about evolution, which I'm not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I learned a lot at this museum. Much more than at other far more expensive ones in Tromsø. There is a good selection of information and displays about evolution, which I'm not sure was always of direct relevance, but did link well to the history of settlement in the area. Lots of good information about the Sami struggle for recognition.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tromso University Museum is well worth a visit, and I would be allowing a couple of hours minimum, There are a variety of interesting and educational displays that give a good overview of the indigenous peoples, the Sami way of life, including clothing ,housing, hunting, culture, and the impact that climate change will have on the Artic. Problems such... More 

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Andenes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is one of the best I've visited. The mail reason is because the permanent exhibitions are anchored in this region. The two Sami departments space over a 7000 year time lapse. The northern light section is really informative and essay to understand. The arctic zoological corner had this impressive bottlenise whale skeleton. The viking soave offers you a... More 

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entry was fairly cheap as a student. There were a couple of new exhibits that were well presented with English information and were an excellent introduction to some of the local history and culture on my first day. Some of the older exhibits were not in English but were still well presented!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It is the University museum, rather poor but still interesting as gives you a genuine view of local culture and the its original inhabitant: the Sami people. A little more investment from the community would do good

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Spend several hours at the museum ... liked the presentations on early settling, Sammi culture etc. Nicely presented exhibits !

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Special section about the Sami people .with a lot of data and unique photos Intersting exebitions Very Good Museum

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Tromsø museum is easy reached by bus no 37, frequently going from the city center. The exhibits are about nature and animals, as well as history and culture of Sami people. Ok museum for a rainy day.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We decided to tour Tromso on our own and took the city bus to this museum. There is information about the artic area and the Sami people, native to the area. It is a small museum so it doesn't take long but worth a visit just to learn about the Sami.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was a fantastic museum - we spent nearly 3 hours there getting a good feel for the area. Our favourite part (father and two sons, aged 11 and 17) was meeting and talking with the young student in the Sami hut in the museum grounds. Thank you, Ulva, for taking the time to chat and telling us about Sami... More 

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