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.