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“Nice speciality museum”

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
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Essential Tromso: Historical City Walk
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) is located a couple of minutes walk north of Tromsø center, in old but well maintained buildings. As the name implies it covers the activities in the arctic areas, such as expeditions, hunting etc. The exhibition is suprisingly large considering the somewhat cramped area available, is well laid out, but often only with Norwegian explanations. An English translation is presumebly available on loan, but I cannot comment on this as I haven't seen it. Anyway, English labels should be incorporated in the exhibition itself. However, the exhibition is quite interesting, and is recommended to Tromsø visitiors interested in the arctic.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

If visiting Tromso, do try to visit this museum. It's full of interesting facts and history of the arctic and polar expeditions including diaries. On entering, you are provided with a booklet (which is to be returned when you leave) which translates the explanations of the various exhibits, as most are not in English. There is a small gift shop on the ground floor. My daughter and I spent a couple of hours browsing and found it fascinating.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This museum is packed with really interesting information about the arctics, hunting, sealing and expeditions. It's definitely worth a visit, but could use a facelift. Presentation often feels like it's done thirty years ago. And I guess it is. (A map in the museum shows Norway and the Soviet Union. That's a few years ago ...)

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Very interesting museum covering all things polar (e.g. exploration, hunting, wildlife). The information on each exhibit is in English as well as Norwegian which helps you make the most of the visit. The exhibits are well laid out and well organised.

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Lets face it if you are in Tromso you have to come here! Good value and very interesting. Nice place to get trinkets or topys for the folks back home. :-)

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