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Tromso Museum

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Address: Lars Thoringsvei 10, Tromso 9037, Norway
Phone Number: +47 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 October 18, 2016
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum does a great job of explaining the original inhabitants of the area, the Sami people (who I learned about in school as the Laplanders) with artifacts and dioramas. It also has interesting information on the Northern Lights. They also have displays of Viking culture as well as ancient fossils. For a small town, this is a great museum.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some great videos about how the Northern Lights work, With comprehensive displays including a copy of Kristian Birkeland's Experiment proving how they work over 100 years ago (you can make Your own Northern Lights).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cultural exhibits ranging from the Stone Age to the Sami people and beyond. It was fascinating to see the homes, clothing and tools used by these old civilizations. The only disappointment was that the museum closed earlier than we anticipated. Leave plenty of time for your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

There was alot to see in this museum and i think is one of the best in Tromsø. I took a walk from the central to the museum, it was a nice walk to see the houses on the way. On the returm journey, i took the coastal walk which is totally scenic! Please go if you have time

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 September 29, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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