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Fram Polar Ship Museum

Bygdoynesveien 36, Oslo 286, Norway
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Ranked #7 of 213 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Even though the topic is interesting (polar explorers), this museum is so outdated. Oldfashioned posters, narrow and dark rooms/spaces, uninspiring ways to communicate this very exciting time in history. Sad!

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Reno, Nevada
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wow...what a place!...I thought I knew a lot about Arctic and Antarctic expeditions...until I went to this place...not only do you learn about the above, but also found out about the expeditions through the Northwest Passage, the Ethnology of the Inuit Indians, the technologies utilized, the scientific knowledge gained etc. The short 15 minute film in the Gjoa pavilion was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you are planning to visit The Fram, Kontiki and the Viking Ship Museums all in the one day, start early as there is a lot to see and do. We spent almost half a day at The Fram, and were totally exhausted after the Kon Tiki. There are places for coffee and lunch within the Museums and outside, so... More

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Beijing, China
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109 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We decided to do a 24 hour Oslo pass and went here. This was the best museum that we went too. It has things to do and a video. This was the only museum that I would reccommend. If you are a family there are some activities for adults and children on the bottom floor!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was included as part of the tour for the Viking Museum and the Kon Tiki museum, almost as a throw in to the trip. However it is incredibly interesting as a hands on visit to replicas of the ship used to go to the poles. It has a pattern that you can follow around the ship and then actually... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Museum with Norwegian history. Very Interesting as I am interested in history. Much interesting to see and read about, definetly worth a try

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Zug, Switzerland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had bought an "Oslo pass" and visited the Fram museum for about an hour. The museum is built around the ship and gives a good overview of the discovery trips to the poles. Lots of small exhibitions and things to do make the museum a good visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The museum section feels a little narrow. The light is dark as in polar dusk. The ship is large for the building. It is difficult to picture the ship. The exhibits along the wall give a good impression of the circumstances of the race to the South Pole and the challenges encountered in this hostile environment.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very informative well laid out museum giving the story of Norwegian arctic/Antarctic exploration. The Gjoa and Fram ships are on display. It is amazing how immediate they make the history.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The two ships add a lot to this museum. Enjoy walking through and around the Fram and the Goja and learning the stories of the explorers. Small restaurant. Movie is supposed to be heard with headphones so listeners can choose their language. Many headsets broken. Tunnel underneath ground connects buildings with the two ships.

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