6. PRIMULA

Primula is the major genus in the primrose family (Primulaceae). The plants form perennial mounds made of numerous leaf rosettes, and have decorative, colourful flowers on leafless stems.

Primula longipetiolata

Primula is the major genus in the primrose family (Primulaceae). The plants form perennial mounds made of numerous leaf rosettes, and have decorative, colourful flowers on leafless stems. Most Primula species like long winters and cool summers. The genus is one of our highest priorities. There are about 460 species of Primula. They are widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, with 6 species in Norway. However, its centre of diversity is in Himalaya, and in particular in the neighbouring Chinese mountains.

Our collection is organized according to the sections. The purely European section Auricula is grown on the major hill, where we now have 21 out of 25 species. The yellow Primula lutea with its nice odour is one of the parents of the Garden auriculas cultivated in masses near the Café house. The exclusive Snow Primula section (Crystallophlomis) also flowers in spring. They grow in the damp slope below the waterfall, and are a speciality of our Garden, as many species are impossible to grow in warmer climates. Late summer is the time for the taller species of the Sikkimenses (giant cowslip) and the Proliferae (candelabra primrose) sections in adjacent sites. 

The genus Androsace (rock jasmines) consists of small cushion plants and is cultivated in crevices of our Androsace Hill. This area was constructed by the Czechs David Holubec and Petr Hanzelka as a simulation of a laminated, vertically oriented rock outcrop.

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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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