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. 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 (Polarmuseet).
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  • August 15, 2017
    My summary: completely full of stuffed animals and harpoons and utensils to hunt, a horror. Full of white seals, polar bears... If you want to know the history of the area and its evolution I recommend Tromsø Museum, away from the city centre.
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  • August 15, 2017
    10-excellent museum here is if you don't know English. Exhibition of life about the stuffed animal of the Arctic people's lives is just look too easy to understand, and interesting.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Location Museum in the city of Tromsø, in a beautiful place. A paper was given to us in french. Very useful. A lot of windows on life and polar explorations. This gives a good overview of life in the Arctic with rooms dedicated to explorers and an Explorer known or unknown. I recommend you to visit this museum. The welcome is friendly and a shop at the entrance allows you to keep a souvenir of the visit.
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