14. THE GENTIAN FAMILY

Gentiana is the most important genus in the Gentianaceae family.

Gentiana hexaphylla

Gentiana is the most important genus in the Gentianaceae family. This family consists of just above 300 species, mostly from mountains of the Northern Hemisphere. Our collection included 84 of these in 2012. The purple Gentian (G. purpurea) forms together with the great yellow gentian (G. lutea) a section of reddish to yellow-flowered tall perennials. However, the best known garden plants are those with intensely blue, large, bell-shaped flowers, such as the sections Ciminalis and Kudoa. Species of the former flower during spring, those of the latter in the autumn, in Tromsø even into November! The Frigidae section is very hardy, often with pale yellow flowers. Two species reach the Arctic and another one altitudes of 6200 m in China.

Our tiny and intensely blue snow gentian (G. nivalis) is annual, although its section Calathianae also includes the perennial spring gentian (G. verna) from Central Europe. Most other Norwegian species are biannual and have been transferred to neighbouring genera.

Species of Swertia on the northern side of the hill have star-shaped flowers with more diffuse colours, and their large nectaries attract lot of insects.

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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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