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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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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 »
Very interesting museum, a must visit when in Tromso. Very warm welcome by employee. There a few different parts/exhibitions here. We found the two Sami exhibitions the best but there are also a...
Very interesting museum, a must visit when in Tromso. Very warm welcome by employee. There a few different parts/exhibitions here. We found the two Sami exhibitions the best but there are also a... more »
Amazing museum with great exhibitions! Traditional sámi exhibition and modern Sami exhibition, geological exhibition. Very interesting for people of all age. Very visual and haptically appealing! Most of them are in norsk and English. Some in samisk and kven language. Some exhibitions are only temporarly so that there is always something new to see. Friendly people at entrance with great knowledge. Amazing gift shop with handcrafts and very well sorted scientific books. Very up to date and strict rules for souvenirs (they must be local and not from china for instance). Always worth a visit! Highly recommended!
Interesting information about the northern lights and the Sami people.
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