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Fram Polar Ship Museum

Bygdoynesveien 36, Oslo 286, Norway
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Ranked #6 of 212 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Description: Polar ship Fram, arctic artifacts and exhibitions.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum was interesting to learn about the Polar Expeditions. It wasn't one of my favourite museums in Oslo but since I went on the Oslo Pass it was worth a visit. A person could spend a lot of time in the museum if you read all the information as there is a lot there.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Polar Ice Challengers in 2014 are brave and determined individuals ; those at the turn of the 20th century are so much more. Lots to see and think through in this great museum. < 1 hour will do it justice !

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There is an interesting video which relates the story of the Fram voyage. You can then walk through the ship and see how the crew lived, the engine room, etc. If you are claustrophobic you will not like touring this ship!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Fram is perhaps the most important ship in the history of polar exploration. It is beautifully displayed with excellent descriptions of each of its three voyages. The Gjoa has also now been preserved in its own adjacent building. As a Canadian, for whom the Northwest Passage is such an important part of my history, I found this absolutely wonderful.

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South Salem, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The idea of the museum is good, the execution poor. The building housing the Fram is too small, so the displays on the various levels around the ship are very close to the ship and so you feel cramped. Worse the air handlers in the building were either ineffective or not working at all while we were there. The air... More

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Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a truly great museum. For those who are interested in Polar exploration it's an absolute "must|". Unlike many museums tht give you a few artefacts and lot of words, this museum gives you the entire ship! Two in fact! The Fram and the Gjoa. Not only that - you can actually go aboard the Fram and see how... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An interesting museum, containing the Fram ship. There are displays and you can climb on board the ship and explore below decks. A good hour's visit, and worth the effort. Preferred this to the Kon Tiki museum next door.

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Epe, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

beautiful family oriented museam where kids stretch the visit as the polar vessel and parts of the english explanation where very exciting to see and read. Quit a few "do it yourselves" activities with the northpole as exciting learningfull experience.

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New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A quick overview of the Fram history would have been helpful before going, if you, like us, are short on time the day you go. The museum is laid out all around the ship, and from the top you can go down into the ship and all through it. NOT accessible if you have mobility issues. Fun for kids. Above... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A museum well worth for a visit! Well presented in multi language, it gives you a good insight in the history of the polar expeditions. Also nice you can actually visit the FRAM inside. Also good collection of interesting books at the shop in the museum.

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