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“Not just trapping”

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
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Essential Tromso: Historical City Walk
Ranked #6 of 83 things to do in Tromso
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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not just trapping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I initially was not keen to visit this museum because of the history of trapping which seemed to be one of the main features, and I actually found the accounts of a local man who had killed hundreds of polar bears rather disgusting. Nevertheless the history of polar exploration and the material on Nansen and Amundsen was extremely interesting and worth seeing. There was a lot overall to see in this museum.

Visited July 2013
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“informative, well appointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

a must do item for all visitors to Tromso. comprehensive information on Arctic expeditions, animal life, bio-diversity and more.

Visited July 2013
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“Good historical museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Rating should be between average and very good. Two floors of things to see, with a lot in just Norwegian. The actual items used are on display plus a lot of taxidermied animals (some were creepy with how realistic they were). The museum had little nooks and crannies and you could see how people lived. It's interesting historically.

Visited July 2013
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“No English”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Actually a nice small museum, but unfortunately most explanations were in Norvegian language. Pretty strange to me,because most visitirs actually were foreigners.

Visited February 2013
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“The un imaginable way the yesteryear people survived at Polar region the variety of oceanic creatures displayed is good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

displayed in a compact place in different floors in natural environment. Reception of staff is quite good.
Some time stinchy smell come around in some areas.

Visited July 2013
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