The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet, Tromso

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Address: Sondre Tollbodgate 11, 9008 Tromso, Norway

Phone: +47-77623360

Ticket Price: 60 NOK

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet, Tromso

This museum is all about Norwegian catches, Arctic Science and Polar exhibitions. This museum is known mainly for the fantastic Roald Amundsen collection. It was built on 18th June, 1978 just 50 years after the famous explorer visited the city.

The museum is still housed in one of the oldest buildings of the city that formerly housed customs warehouses and sheds. The permanent collections of the museum include:

  • Dutch Capture - These are the displays showing monuments and depicting the history of the Dutch hunters who were taken for whaling in Spitsbergen by Willem Barents in 1596.
  • Arctic Overwintered - This area shows polar bears and winter foxes which form the main fauna species of the region.
  • Pick Capture - This place depicts one of the main activities of the region which is sealing.
  • Roald Amundsen - As mentioned earlier, this is the collection of memorabilia and photographs of the expeditions done by the explorer.
  • Fritjof Nansen - Photos of expedition to the North Pole with “The Farm” within 1893- 1896.

The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet Ticket Prices

  • Children (7- 18 years): NOK 30
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children under 18years): NOK 120
  • Students: NOK 30
  • Seniors: NOK 30
  • Special (Polarmuseet + Tromso Museum): NOK 80

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  • Ra Sushi & Bar
  • Meze
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The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet, Tromso Reviews

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  • Extremely interesting museum built into a small 19th century warehouse, detailing some very core components of Norwegian history. This museum focuses on arctic exploration dating back hundreds of years, evolution of hunting in the area, including the weapons and tools utilized over time, and some of the key figures relevant to respective periods. There is a significant emphasis on the animals hunted, including stuffed seals and graphic views of organs; however, as unsettling of views as some of these may be, the museum does so in a way to educate of what once was but has intentionally been left in the past. There is a lot packed into this fairly compact 11-room tour, but should not need more than an hour max. English guides are provided when you purchase your ticket.

  • Had a nice setup w small gift shop. Booklet for tour was in multiple languages. Gave a thorough history of life in Norway from early settlers thrpough the years and described adventures to North & South poles of Norwegian people.

  • Much bigger than you think from the outside. Set on 2 floors and broken into rooms which specific theme in each room. You are given a brochure in English which gives you an overview of the rooms. Some Signs in English next to photos and exhibitions but not many. Overview brochure is needed but would have been nice to know what some of the photos were about. Lovely way to learn about Arctic history.

  • Cozy local museum which has enough to offer compared to its size. However I would appreciate audio guide rather than a piece of paper booklet. Price of the ticket is also acceptable.

  • I like exploring this Museum,made me learn about the life of North Arctic for sure. The information very good.

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