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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lot to see. Great place to spend few hours with family. Is not many places in the world where can see a polar bears. Definitely worth it when in Tromso!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louis A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went because my mom and I are fascinated with all things about Antarctica and the Arctic. It’s a small museum with a lot of information and exhibits. We really enjoyed visiting it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GranadaOaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Considering this is one of the main museums in Tromso there was no information on their website to say it’s closed until 6 January. We had to find out from a notice placed on their door. This was one of the reasons we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Tatumb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nowhere on their website says that it is closed so walked there to find construction work on-going and signs to say shut until 6th January. Advance warning on their webpage would have been nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Kirst1234
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This museum covered a lot of polar history ranging from famous explorers, tales of hardship and survival (or not), and as horrible as it sounds the barbarity of the old ways of living in the harsh polar region. It does not have some of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank John R
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

A shame that it was closed for refurnishment. My review is low due to not finding out till we got there that it was closed. I hadn't seen anything online to say it was.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Joanna H
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a very town-specific museum that houses the early history of the Tromso area. It was built upon the fur, fishing, and whaling industries. Many of the original implements, tools, bones, pelts, stuffed animals, and pictures graphically depict how the animals were mistreated and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alohatripper
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Told myself not to visit anymore museum but there is really nothing much else to do. It was raining, so went in and paid 60kr. Nothing much to describe except stuffs you will see in every museum except this one displays the local history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fash
Reviewed October 19, 2018

great museum with info about polar expeditions and various explorers! visitors were given a paper booklet in english which explains every room/exhibit. may be better if the booklet is laminated? it seems to be falling apart! haha but still very useful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank t_cha1
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The Polar Museum has an immense range and depth of material describing many aspects of Polar discovery, life and work. Presented very well. From the outside it looks like a small building but once inside it keeps expanding. We spent several hours, but it could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from strick52 | Reviewed this property |
We went with our one year old. She wasn't interested in much, but it's a casual place and no one minded her crawling around a bit. Older children would likely be interested in the stuffed animals and model boats.
May 8, 2016|
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Response from CarolWestSussex | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates that the museum will be open between 9.00 and 18.00 and the walk from the ferry terminal is short, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
May 8, 2016|
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Response from bellad0nna99 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum in November on a Sunday. If it was open then I am sure ut will be open in summer. Its an easy walk