I completely agree with the reviewer who said they entered with no interest in polar exploration but was interested by the time they left! I had exactly the same experience. We came to the Polarmuseet as part of the Tromso City Walking Tour organised through the Tourist Information Centre. The guide who came with us spoke fluent English and Norwegian so was able to answer all our questions and interpret the panels, not all of which have English translation. There is a paper guide available in English though, I think. The museum seems small but around every corner is another fascinating exhibit, laid out in a way that keeps you interested and gives you a real impression of what it was like to try and get to the North Pole in the early 20th Century. Well worth a visit - now I am fascinated by the early Arctic explorers and shopping around for books on the subject.
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