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The Polar Bear Society

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Address: Hamnegata 3, Hammerfest 9600, Norway
Phone Number: +47 78 41 31 00
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The Polar Bear Society is located on the coastal steamer pier, together...

The Polar Bear Society is located on the coastal steamer pier, together with Hammerfest’s Tourist Information. Join the world famous and exclusive society, and receive the Polar Bear Pin as proof that you visited the World’s Northernmost Town – Hammerfest! Our museum showcases our proud traditions with fishing and hunting in arctic conditions. There is also a gift shop.

You can only become a member in the Polar Bear Society when you visit Hammerfest in person. A membership costs NOK 200,00 as a one time fee. The money supports the exhibition and pays the components of the membership: the Polar Bear pin in silver and enamel, a sticker with our logo on, a brochure with our statutes and some information, a diploma with your name on signed by the mayor of Hammerfest, a membership card with your own membership number.

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A must for every visitor: a membership of the royal and ancient polar bear society! In January the annual meeting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
FerryJansen
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Wateringen, The Netherlands
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Wateringen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for every visitor: a membership of the royal and ancient polar bear society! In January the annual meeting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place a must visit to see the real capture animals and there are preserved and kept here. Hug the real Polar Bear to feel the smooth fur to keep you warm. There are other animals from the northern region and awesome place to visit.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were a little rushed. We were on a Hurtigruten cruise and had already self-guided a walk along the Gamleveien so only had a few minutes to spend here. The exhibits were interesting (wish we had allowed more time), the shop was charming and of course I had to join the club. There's even fast and free wi-fi

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent museum, easy to find and well laid it. It is a lovely little gem which is free (can donate or join the Polar Bear Society). Very interesting and lovely exhibits. Spend some time there!

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Thank Michelle B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice presentation of arctic and polar bear history and current status. Well worth a visit. Free entry.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I had been looking forward to coming here for a long time and I definitely wasn't disappointed. The museum is very informative and I love it that you can become a member of the society. The shop has a lot of awesome souvenirs you can buy too.

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Thank CrazyCatLady635
Southport, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Easy to find on the Quay, interesting exhibits, combined with the tourist information office. Become a member of this Royal and Ancient Society:)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Call In, Meet the helpful and well informed staff of the tourist office and look through the small museum displaying items, relics and information on the Polar Bears plight with shrinking Habitat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It was an excellent well laid out museum , we found it very good and informative. We joined and are proud to be members of The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited in August 22, 2016. Well worth calling in, informative and a good exhibition on polar history. Interested in promoting the region, and helping tourists. A good model that other towns could well follow. Well done!

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