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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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If you want to get a feel about the origins of the city of Tromso and the surrounding area, this is the best place to start. The Tromso Museum is kitted out like a traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get a feel about the origins of the city of Tromso and the surrounding area, this is the best place to start. The Tromso Museum is kitted out like a traditional museum but has some modern parts with a bit of interactivity for younger and less academic visitors (myself included). Information is in both Norwegian and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tromso Museum is a place where you can get the information about the arctic circle animals and life. You will see many fossilized animals include the pole bear. Nice place to visit and enjoy.

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here and found a very interesting museum with helpful staff. Thought we would have lunch here but the cafe was not fully open so a biscuit bar and coffee had to do. The exhibits very interesting especially about the Sami people.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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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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