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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Reviewed yesterday

A well presented museum however could benefit with more translations innEnglish. Possibly audio commentary.

Thank Welshyfamily5
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great small museum with lots of interesting exhibits (and stuffed animals) detailing the history of Arctic exploration and hunting. Buy the combined ticket with the Tromso University Museum.

Thank emma_m_01
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting Museum covering the story of Road Amundsen's trip to the North Pole and Life in general in the Artic conditions. Really worth a visit and is very interesting. If you are 67 then you qualify for concessionary entrance.

Thank DAVE W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relatively small museum with lots of interesting perspectives of polar life. Given an English guide to use in the museum but some more English translated signage next to the exhibits would have helped.

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum has plenty of exhibits. Most is not translated to English. You are given a booklet to read to describe exhibits. Warning there are details of seal hunting, trapping and killing walruses but it is part of their history.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a polar history walk organised through our Norwegian Cruise line. A beautiful lit city but rain and sleet the whole time. The museum was informative but do not like to hear about the way animals had been massacred in vast numbers by these...More

Thank FloandStan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this museum you can learn all about tromso and all about polar expeditions,so amazing to learn how people in that times live with all they have,so much things to see and learn in this polarmuseet.

Thank Indra T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure what I expected this Museum to be but I didn’t expect it to be full of stuffed animals. I love animals and I didn’t like this place! We didn’t stay long, the Seals eyes were looking at me! There were wolves, polar...More

Thank Laurenoflondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum stood head and shoulders above a similar museum in Oslo. Its forte was an in-depth and narrow focus on a few polar expeditions. Well done Polarmuseet.

Thank Kenton M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hoped to get more of an insight into the region and it was informative but not inspiring and the English booklet was a little dull... If you don't like stuffed animals it's best avoided! It is a little brutal but then so was the...More

Thank estelles382
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21 July 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.
8 May 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!
8 May 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