The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Sondre Tollbodgate 11, 9008 Tromso, Norway
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47-77623360
  • Ticket Price: 60 NOK
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet - Review

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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  • The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet Address: Sondre Tollbodgate 11, 9008 Tromso, Norway
  • The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet Contact Number: +47-77623360
  • The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet Timing: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet Price: 60 NOK
  • Best time to visit The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Tromso include The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet in their plan

  • 81.17% of people start their The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet

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The Polar Museum Or Polarmuseet, Tromso Reviews

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  • Nice little museum, with a lot of information. There are films, dolls to illustrate, so also children can get a good impression. There is a little shop, witch was cheaper than the other souvenirs shops in town.

  • Cute little museum with good exhibitions of the polar discoveries and its history. Sweet atmosphere and easy to relate to and interact with the objects. Good museum shop with great collection of post cards

  • Awesome museum filled with really interesting stories about what life was like in the Arctic many years ago as well as takes if adventure and survival from the first adventurers who trekked north towards the pole.

  • I was pretty disappointed by this museum. In fairness, I'm not a big fan of museums, but this one was pretty bad. We decided to come because it didn't cost very much and it seemed like it could be interesting. It started off by us buying our tickets and then the lady telling us that nothing was in English after we bought the tickets. They had a small pamphlet for us to read, but it was disjointed and didn't explain all of the exhibits. The museum was very small. There was a little bit of history that was interesting to learn about, but for the most part, it was pretty boring. None of the exhibits were interactive. It was just a lot of stuffed animals. I don't think this is worth a stop while in Tromso. There are better ways to spend your time while in the city.

  • If you don't like museums, I still suggest you to go to The Polar Museum. It has a lot of information on the poles, expeditions to The North Pole, important people of these expeditions, life of the locales & many different things. This museum will require at least 1.5 hours so make sure that you have that kind of time. If there was only activity to pick in Tromso day time, I'd totally choose The Polar Museum again.

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