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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, Tromso

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At Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, discover the archeology, geology, and zoology of the region. The site also reveals church art and the traditional and modern life of Sami, an indigenous Finno-Ugric people. The well-displayed and informative exhibits educate visitors about the consequences of global warming and the role of fire. Check out the replica of a "terrella" or "northern lights machine"--an early invention which creates the sense of the aurora borealis on a miniature scale. Look for the traditional Sami sod house in the garden, and stop by the gift shop for a selection of books about the aurora borealis. The museum also houses a small display on the Vikings. Put Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and other Tromso attractions into our Tromso travel planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This place was really interesting! Exhibitions on local wildlife, geology, palaeontology, the local Sami people and the Northern lights. We thought it was really interesting and enjoyed a couple of... 
    This place was really interesting! Exhibitions on local wildlife, geology, palaeontology, the local Sami people and the Northern lights. We thought it was really interesting and enjoyed a couple of...  more »
  • Superb museum about 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. I thought the geological exhibition was informative, really well laid out with interesting interactive displays. There is a small cinema.....  more
    Superb museum about 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. I thought the geological exhibition was informative, really well laid out with interesting interactive displays. There is a small cinema.....  more »
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  • First place in visited in Tromso. During my visit there was exibition about the northern lights which was informative. There are many articles/pieces available there on the Sámi people, about their life, culture. This also a best place to buy souvenir (cheapest in the town)
  • Great museum for those interested in geology, norwegian history, sami history, viking history, effects of WWII and some relics from churches

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