1. HIMALAYA

From Grøtfjorden on Kvaløya near Tromsø, and designed and constructed by Bjørn M. Thon in 1990, assisted by Jan Sørensen.

Blå valmuesøster/ Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis baileyi)

From Grøtfjorden on Kvaløya near Tromsø, and designed and constructed by Bjørn M. Thon in 1990, assisted by Jan Sørensen. Here you will find plants from Himalaya and neighbouring mountains, in particular those of the western provinces Sichuan and Yunnan in China, which are extremely rich in plants. The southern parts of these mountain chains are dominated by monsoons, and the area has a lot of rain during summer and much snow during winter. No wonder plants from high altitudes here (3500−5500 m) do very well in Tromsø! 

Important genera in Himalaya, such as rhododendrons, primulas, saxifrages and gentians are mostly planted in their own systematic collections elsewhere in the 

Garden. Predominant plants here are therefore poppyworts (Meconopsis), Cremanthodium daisies and shrub-forming rowans (Sorbus). The poppyworts are famous for their large flowers in blue, violet, red, yellow or white, and they are a major attraction in early summer. The perennial Tibetan blue poppy (M. grandis), the Himalayan blue poppy 

(M. baileyi) and the intensely blue M. ‘Lingholm’, the latter derived from garden material in Britain, have flowers in different shades of blue. However, most of the 78 species in the genus are monocarpic, i.e. they die after flowering. Thus we need to harvest their seeds to maintain our own garden populations.

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Opening hours and prices

The Arctic University Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

1.6. - 31.8.:
09.00-18.00

1.9.- 31.5.:
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 16.30
Saturday 12.00 - 15.00
Sunday 11.00 - 16.00

Open every day, except for 1. and 17.5., 24. and 25.12.

Opening hours during Christmas 2019

Visiting adress:
Lars Thørings veg 10
Phone: +47 776 45 000
e-mail:  
postmottak@tmu.uit.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

The Polar Museum is closed

As a preventive measure against further spread of the coronavirus, all exhibitions will be closed until further notice. In addition, all events until April 19th are cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Opening hours
1.9–31.5:             11.00–17.00
1.6–31.8:             09.00–18.00

Open every day, except for 1 and 17 May.

 

Visiting address:
Søndre Tollbodgt 11

Phone: 77 62 33 60

E-mail:  postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Ticket prices:

Adults: 70 NOK
Children (7-18)/Students/seniors: 35 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 140 NOK
Groups (minimum 10 persons): 50 NOK pr person

Combination ticket Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet/MS Polstjerna:   100/50/200 NOK
Students and employees, UiT: Free

THE SEALING VESSEL MS POLSTJERNA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

 

Visiting adress:
Hjalmar Johansens gate 10 (by Polaria)
Phone: 77 62 33 60
E-mail:  
postmaster@polarmuseum.no

Accessibility:
Please observe that the stairs inside the ship are very steep. Visitors not comfortable with climbing ladders are advices to stay on the main deck. Regrettably, wheelchairs can not get onboard the vessel. Due to some high thresholds and dim lighting in parts of the ship, we recommend visitors with vision impairments to be accompanied.

Ticket prices for MS Polstjerna

Adults: 40 NOK
Children (7-18)/students/seniors: 20 NOK
Children under 7 years: free
Family ticket (2 adults + children): 80 NOK

Groups over 10 persons: 30 NOK pr person


Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Tromsø Museum/Polarmuseet: 80/40/160 NOK

Combination ticket MV Polstjerna/Polaria:
- Adults: 115 NOK
- Children: 60 NOK
- Students: 75 NOK
- Seniors: 90 NOK

 

The Botanical Garden is open 24/7.

(The Botanical Garden has only outdoor displays.)

The cafe in Botanical garden

Summertime (1.6. - 31.8.)
Every day: 11.30-15.30


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