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“Don't bother if you don't speak Norwegian”
Review of Tromso Museum

Tromso Museum
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Ranked #14 of 86 things to do in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Don't bother if you don't speak Norwegian”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

This could be a great attraction but only a few signs are in English. The whole of the Sami culture section was only in Norweigan. An audio guide would have been helpful. Very small museum, cafe offers yoghurt and waffles. Bus drops outside and picks up same place Kr28 each way.

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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Another Great museam”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

As the polar museum, the exhibitions and variety here is great. I would definately consider going early, as in winter its only open from 10-3 so time is quite limited and there's lots to see :)

Visited February 2012
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England
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Needs a revamp”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Enjoyed the visit though quite a few of the ' hands on' features were not working and I feel the 'Embrace the Aurora' tour was somewhat overpriced. True we did have someone to explain a few things and a private slide show but much we could have figured out for ourselves. There was a gift included which turned out to be a book (Arctic Lights) full of facts and figures which was available for sale @NK100. So we got one each with no substitutions even for something cheaper!
Easy to get to by local bus 37 @ NK 26 each way and there is a small cafe with limited choice and very limited hours closing at 1pm when we were there on a weekday.
Certainly worth a visit if the weather is not to good.

Visited February 2012
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Tromso, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The museum is a museum for families, a big dinosaur to climb on/playroom for kid, as well as a lot of touch-on, and interactive activities. Several departments, for ex for sami culture and living, modern art-exhibitions, arctic animals exhibition (interactive)++

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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing- could have been better”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This museum could have been better. Why are so many exhibits writtenbin norwegian only? I am sure a large part of the guests are foreign or english speaking. Some of the staoil sponsored videos are a bit one sided. Why not encourage debate about e onomic development and environmental protection? Norway is a technology leader in so many areas-- a lot of the exhibits are very " analogue". Where is the mobile app or the audio guided tour?
Could bevso much better!

Visited February 2012
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