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Address: Bygdoynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 28 29 50
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of...
The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of Oslo and is easily reached by bus or, in the summer season, by ferry from the City Hall quayside. Our closest neighbours are the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. The Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum are within 15 minutes walk. The Bygdøy peninsula is therefore popularly known as the museum peninsula. Bygdøy is one of Oslo´s main places to go. The area itself is an attraction with, among other things, its rich hiking and recreational areas and the opportunities it provides for swimming in the sea. It is also home to His Majesty the King´s summer residence, Kongsgarden. The main exhibition in the Fram building has explanatory texts in ten languages and describes the three great Fram expeditions. You can enjoy a northern lights show every 20 minutes from the main deck of the Fram. In the activity centre behind the ship you can test your strength and accuracy. In June 2013 we inaugurated our new Gjøa building, which is connected to the Fram with an underground tunnel. The centerpiece here is Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the whole of the Northwest Passage. There are brand new historical exhibitions on the expeditions of Gjøa and Maud, of the airplanes N24 and N25 as well as of the airship Norge, John Franklin's legendary expedition and those of Henry Larsen and Eivind Astrup. We also present current issues facing the High North such as polar bears, ice melting, gas and oil etc. There is a 116 seats cinema showing a polar introduction movie every fifteen minutes. Temporary exhibitions are made continually on different polar issues. In both buildings as well as in the tunnel, you will find objects from the different expeditions. We have exclusive polar souvenirs in our shop and probably the world’s biggest polar book store with 220 different titles.
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Amundsen's polar ship is housed like a huge reclining Buddha in a Thai temple, so that the masts almost touch the apex and a long view impossible to achieve. This makes the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amundsen's polar ship is housed like a huge reclining Buddha in a Thai temple, so that the masts almost touch the apex and a long view impossible to achieve. This makes the experience so much more unusual and memorable. Better still, you can explore the ship, mingle with polar ghosts and wonder at the wisdom of sailing such a vessel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Still my favorite museum in Oslo,that attempts to explain where son of the Norwegian passion for exploration comes from. Don't skip this stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Recently visited the Bygdøy Museums on an Oslo pass - the Fram is a perfect juxtaposition to the neighboring Kon-Tiki museum. Being able to climb aboard the Fram vessel is very cool and makes all the information come to life. Don't need a ton of time here, but definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is very well done and nicely depicts life on a polar exploring ship a long time ago. To be able to walk on the ship and go below decks made it clear how the men lived on their adventures

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A peek into the history of Polar expeditions through this museum is an experience by itself. generally you would not come across this subject elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the Fram Polar Ship Museum - we knew little of the ship before we went there and we alkyd out well informed and even educated by the experience. We visited early in the day - which looks like a good idea as the crowds grew as the day were on, but there was always room to move. Jump... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This again was a wonderful museum, with lots of interesting things to see and learn about. It made me feel as if I wanted to be part of that expedition so many years ago. There is nothing I dislkied about this visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It is a must. You will learn a lot on polar exploration by Norwegian people. The museum is centered on both poles and Norwegians reach both and stayed there for several years in wooden ships more than 100 years ago. Exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Little did I know about the Polar discovery and this museum does a fine job of not only seeing the ship that sailed to the South Pole but explaining the various expeditions that took place. Definitely worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This museum has two elements - the Fram and the Goa. Both ships are displayed with information about their various voyages. You can climb on the Fram and visit beneath the decks. I had no idea about the Fram's journeys to both the north and south poles before this visit.

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Address: Address: Bygdoynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 28 29 50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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