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The Polar Museum, Tromso

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Dedicated to Norway's long tradition of Arctic exploration, The Polar Museum catalogues the history of science, human survival, and industry in the world's coldest reaches. Visit the museum, housed in an early 19th-century wooden warehouse, for a glimpse of the vessels, machines, and equipment that helped to transport humans to the ends of the earth. Keep in mind as you wander the exhibits that although whaling, bear hunting, and seal trapping is controversial today, these methods played a vital role in sustaining the region and spurring further discovery during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Don't miss the special exhibition dedicated to Roald Amundsen's Antarctic exploits. Before you head to Tromso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tromso day trip website, to make sure you see all that Tromso has to offer, including The Polar Museum.
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  • Really interesting - recommended. Separate booklet with English translation of the exhibit captions. 
    Really interesting - recommended. Separate booklet with English translation of the exhibit captions.  more »
  • We enjoyed this museum. Nice information on arctic life and history of the region. Spent about an hour to go through. 
    We enjoyed this museum. Nice information on arctic life and history of the region. Spent about an hour to go through.  more »
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  • Very much interesting information but sadly too bad air ,there was way too hot to hang around.
  • It was really nice to see the realistic scenery they built and the real findings from former shelters they showed in the exhibition. It was interesting too to see the polar bear and see lion in real life size. And it came handy too they give you tiny booklet for guidance in German. Thanks for the nice afternoon.

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