Tromsø University Museum

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Tromsø University Museum
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Tromsø University Museum is located in Norway
Tromsø University Museum
Tromsø, Norway
LocationTromsø, Troms og Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates69°38′05″N 18°54′45″E / 69.634858°N 18.912572°E / 69.634858; 18.912572
Collection size2 million objects
Visitors91,004 (2010)
DirectorMarit Anne Hauan
Public transit accessBus 37[permanent dead link]

Tromsø University Museum (Norges arktiske universitetsmuseum) is the oldest scientific institution in Northern Norway. The museum has 80,000-90,000 visitors annually.



It was established in 1872 and incorporated in the University of Tromsø in 1976. As of 2012, the museum comprises two scientific sections: natural sciences and cultural sciences. Each section has large collections documenting more than 100 years of exploration of the region and other northern areas. The permanent exhibitions at the museum include geology and zoology as well as two Sámi exhibitions.

The University Museum has four departments that are open to the public: Tromsø Museum on Sørøya, Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) in Tromsø city center, M/S Polstjerna at Sørbyen and the Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden (Tromsø arktisk-alpine botaniske) at Breivika.[1] [2]

Sámi Ethnography

The museum publish the popular science magazine Ottar (Norwegian only) and an English language publication called Way North.

See also


  1. ^ "MS Polstjerna - Seal Hunting Vessel". Visit Tromsø-Region. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tromsø arktisk-alpine botaniske hage". Yelp Inc. Retrieved October 1, 2020.

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