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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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  • Well mantained space and artefacts. Well documented historically and geographically. A place not to be missed.  more »
  • I believe that all museum-items in Tromso coud be concentrated in one bigger museum. As they are, there are not enough materials to sustain separate museums.  more »
  • The aquarium in a tiny pool with 4 seals nervously swimming around and now and then jumping up to the trainers. There's an auditorium where a frenetic film of the Svalabard island is shown on a 180 de...  more »