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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  • Upstairs in the museum is where the history buff's will get their fill. It's all about Arctic exploration, including the famous Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, and his sailing of the North West Pa...  more »
  • Inside this museum there is a lot of information about polar expeditions and how people lived here over the ages, in harsh conditions. Fishing and hunting were there means of survival. There also nice...  more »
  • Pretty well done. Learned about the polar explorers and whaling industry. Can get through it in an hour, or spend more time if the weather is bad.  more »
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