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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), Tromso

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Dedicated to Norway's long tradition of Arctic exploration, The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) 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. Using our international travel planner, Tromso attractions like The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Means that they speak of its past, but it is not necessary to have both stuffed to explain it. Photographs, newspaper clippings, replicas of instruments, etc., are enough to make visitors is a good composition of place
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  • its nice to see how this part of the world works, if go by yourself maybe you will find it not much interesting  more »
  • A museum that shows the visitor, in detail, how was the exploration of the Arctic in the past, with original pieces and reproductions.
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