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The Polar Museum, Tromso

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Dedicated to Norway's long tradition of Arctic exploration, The Polar Museum 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.
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  • Amazing amount of information to be soaked in on exploration in many centuries in the Arctic. Not just Tromso but also all other expeditions are explained. Very interesting 
    Amazing amount of information to be soaked in on exploration in many centuries in the Arctic. Not just Tromso but also all other expeditions are explained. Very interesting  more »
  • I'd only heard of Fridtjof Nansen as a name. I hadn't realized the things he accomplished. (It didn't end after his polar expeditions - he was instrumental as a diplomat in establishing an... 
    I'd only heard of Fridtjof Nansen as a name. I hadn't realized the things he accomplished. (It didn't end after his polar expeditions - he was instrumental as a diplomat in establishing an...  more »
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  • Nice idea but so small that you cannot see easily what's in there if there is some people in. Your movement has to be careful. A lot of information into little space. Could be better overall...
  • Very much interesting information but sadly too bad air ,there was way too hot to hang around.

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