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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  • A very interesting museum, with loads of different displays ranging from the hunting techniques used through to information about all the explorers.  more »
  • Despite being relatively small, this is a very good museum tightly focused on the topic of explorations of the seas and islands further north such as Svalbard. Using various artefacts and contemporane...  more »
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