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Review of Tromso Museum

Tromso Museum
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$59.43*
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Ranked #19 of 90 things to do in Tromso
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. We found the walk from Tromso took about half an hour and was more or less a straight road, some parts more interesting than others. The section on the Sami culture was really interesting, and gave us a real insight into how the Sami fit into modern Norway. The photos of convicts looked interesting, but unfortunately no English translations. The rest of the museum had some English labels, so we were able to follow what was going on. The cafe was closed when we went, but we managed to get a coffee from the machine, and a kind lady brought us some Christmas cookies, which we enjoyed very much. You can leave your coats in an unmanned cloakroom in the basement. Buy a combined ticket and go and see the polar museum as well for nearly the same price as visiting one museum. You do not need to go on the same day. The museum projects pictures of the museum exhibits on the outside wall at night, which we looked at one evening when we went to the beach to try to see the northern lights. We had a coffee (from a flask) sat on one of their picnic benches looking at the pictures, which made us want to visit the museum.

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"natural history"
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"combination ticket"
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"viking culture"
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"interactive displays"
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"northern lights"
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"joint ticket"
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"northern norway"
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"local wildlife"
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"a short bus ride"
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"great exhibits"
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"arctic animals"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"english translation"
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"nice walk"
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"short film"
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"well worth the visit"
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"souvenir shop"
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Varied exhibits here but the information in english was limited which would have improved our visit. Staff were helpful.
If you are getting the bus make sure you know what time the buses are, and wait at the stop where you get off not on the opposite side of the road like we did, as you will miss it and have to wait half an hour for the next one!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

The combined cost of visiting both this and the Polarmuseet is cheaper than the single cost of visiting Polaria. Very good value. We spent a whole afternoon going through all the exhibits. There was an exhibit of photographs of criminals which had no English translation, which looked fascinating but unfortunately, even with Google Translate I struggled to understand what was going on. All the other exhibits had translations though, and I enjoyed the Sami culture exhibition which was very interesting and enlightening. There was lots of archaeological and geological stuff too which was well set out and had interactive displays which, although aimed at children, my husband and I still enjoyed browsing through! No cafe open though which was disappointing as we had had a long cold walk from the other end of Tromso. Still, an enjoyable afternoon.

1  Thank Nadine W
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Too small and very few works.
However it is nice to see.
Th city doesnt have too much attractions during the winter and it is for free

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The museum was surprisingly large and had very diverse offerings - everything from soil to animals to vikings to Sami culture. Worth a 2 or so hour visit, though not all exhibits are available in English. Laminated papers in English are often available to read alongside the exhibits, but the stacks of papers can be a little difficult to manage/match up sometimes if they are out of order.

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