2. Rhododendron

Rhododendron is the largest woody plant genus in the world with about 1000 species. Most of them have large, evergreen leaves and numerous, large flowers.

Rhododendron wardii

Rhododendron is the largest woody plant genus in the world with about 1000 species. Most of them have large, evergreen leaves and numerous, large flowers. They are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, with two species found in Norway: Lapland rosebay (R. lapponicum) and marsh Labrador tea (L. tomentosum). However, the two large diversity centres are the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in western China and Indonesia, with adjacent areas. The latter area is home to about 300 species from tropical mountain forests.

Until the 1980s it was believed that cultivation of rhodo-dendrons was impossible in Tromsø. However, our collection now includes more than 70 species, in addition to hybrids. Among these, about 30 species are from the hardy Taliensia group, where the leaves have brown-tomentose lower sides. Those with intensely red flowers are in the Neriiflora group. Three Europeans are in the Alpenrose group, whereas many small-flowered species belong to the group Lapponica. Leaf-shedding species are called Azaleas. The yellow Rhododendron wardii can grow more than 2 m tall in Tromsø. 

Rhododendrons belong to the Heather family, which is so important in our native flora. Some other genera are represented here, such as mountainheaths (Phyllodoce) and bell-heathers (Cassiope). Primulas, poppyworts and lilies are grown as ‘visual supplements’ in the collection.

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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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