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Covering Norway north of the Arctic Circle as well as the Arctic regions, Tromsø Museum offers stories of stubborn survival, of generous beauty and vivid wildlife. Come explore!

Gentiana arethusae
DNA metabarcoding is a rapidly evolving method for assessing biodiversity from environmental DNA.  It has a wide range of applications: biodiversity monitoring, animal diet assessment, reconstruction of paleo communities, among others. 
Discover the physics behind those magnificent celestial lights and try creating your very own Aurora in our exhibition "The Aurora Explained".
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Get a grip of the Aurora and learn more about the Aurora facts and myths.
Try out hands-on Northern Lights, enjoy a guided tour, a beautiful picture show – plus a free gift! NOK 250 per person.

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The best preserved sealing vessel in Norway

Isbjørnunge hode

The Polar Museum exhibits and presents the polar seafaring tradition. At the museum you will meet men, women, ships and equipment that were essential for life on the sea and in the Arctic. Exhibitions on winter trapping, seal hunting and polar expeditions.

Meconopsis Lingholm Rhod

Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden, the northernmost botanic garden in the world, is open throughout the year. There are no fences nor gates, and entrance is free of charge. Enjoy the amazing plants of the Arctic and Alpine areas around the world.

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Map - Where to find us

Opening hours / Entrance fees:

June 1 - August 31:
Every day: 09.00-18.00 (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM)

September 1 - May 31:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-16.30 (10.00 AM- 4.30 PM)
Saturday: 12.00-15.00 (12.00 AM - 3.00 PM)
Sunday: 11.00-16.00 (11.00 AM - 4.00 PM)

Opening at other hours are possible by prior arrangement,
please call 77 64 50 01.

You may also write us an e-mail: museumspost@tmu.uit.no

Opening hours in Café Rotunden:

June 1 - August 31:
Every day: 11.00-16.00 (11.00 AM - 4.00 PM)

September 1 - May 31:
Monday-Saturday: closed
Sunday: 12.00 - 15.30 (noon - 3.30 PM)

You may visit the café even without a ticket to the museum.


Entrance fees
Adult (over 18 years): NOK 60

Children (over 7 years)/students/seniors:
NOK 30

Children under 7 years: Free

Family pass (valid 365 days from
date of purchase): NOK 400

Family pass (2 adult + children): NOK 120

Groups (more than 10 persons): NOK 45/person.

Groups may book a visit to the museum outside the regular opening hours. An additional fee of NOK 500 per hour is charged for this service.

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