Tromsø University Museum is a conglomerate consisting of Tromsø Museum, The Polar Museum, MS Polstjerna and the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden.
Tromsø University Museum was founded in 1872 and is North Norway’s oldest research institution. The museum was incorporated in Tromsø University in 1976. Our main tasks are research, research communication, development and maintenance of research collections, outreach, management and teaching.
We have two research sections: Natural Sciences and Cultural Sciences. Each section has large collections documenting more than a century of research in the north. We have two teams catering for the public and for research outreach respectively.
We hope that our visitors and especially those of the younger generation will go home better informed about the nature and culture of the north. Our strategy is to be ambitious and ever-present in our research and outreach in the northern regions.