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“Fascinating history”

The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
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$29.62*
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Essential Tromso: Historical City Walk
Ranked #6 of 83 things to do in Tromso
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London
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fascinating history”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Its worth walking through this to take in the fascinating history of the great explorers. Though it may interest children, its just as interesting for adults. Its a fairly small museum so you won't need to programme for more than an hour.

Visited March 2014
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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Small charming museum by the harbour. Well worth the entrance fee. Informative and clear and easy to understand in English. Takes about a couple of hours. Lots of information about polar expeditions.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting local history”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Not a bad way to spend a couple hours in Tromso. This isn't a slick, modern museum - it feels a bit dated but that's part of its charm. Lots of interesting information and artifacts about the history of polar expeditions and explorers.

Visited March 2014
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Oxford
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brief visit..”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

It took a bit of finding, but worth the effort. A small but interesting little place, helpful staff.

Visited February 2014
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Hastings
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went to this museum whilst staying in Tromso. Easy walk from hotel but not a great deal in the museum to see. But still worth a visit.

Visited December 2013
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