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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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Great place!!

We really enjoyed this museum. To actually be able to walk on the ship was amazing. We learned a lot too. Lots to see and do here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum. To actually be able to walk on the ship was amazing. We learned a lot too. Lots to see and do here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Never intended coming to this museum, but it was fab. Very interesting and we learnt a lot. Would strongly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great stuff about the idiots who were crazy enough to explore the coldest parts of the planet. On the basis of this trip I have just got the book, "The Man Who Ate His Boots" from the library and plan to start it as soon as I have finished a shedload of Scandi crime fiction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very well done museum. I didn't know a lot about polar exploration before coming here. There's so much information one could spend a whole day here. It was the last of four museums we visited in the area. We were pretty museum-ed out by the time we got here. The multi-language film is excellent and helpful to understanding the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

First of all you get to see the see the Ship that travelled to North Pole and then you appreciate through the pictures / videos that what a marvelous effort it was for explorers, who were all Brave Hearts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If it doesn't, you won't be impressed. But if you've read and have some appreciation for the polar expeditions, you'll enjoy the displays and history. You'll enjoy even more the chance to climb aboard the ship itself and get a real feeling for what the trip must have been like.You can get a good visit in half an hour, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Terrific museum ! Would recommend to everyone, of all ages and of all backgrounds (except perhaps people with low mobility as it involved a lot of going up and down narrow staircases).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visiting inside the ship is an impressive experience. You can really imagine life on board. Don't forget to see the other ship downstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Difficult to say which was my favourite museum. Fram is very impressive, it is the only wooden ship to have survived expeditions to both polar regions. I felt privileged to have stood on the same deck as Nansen and Amundsen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is housed in an A-frame building the envelops the whole ship. You ascend three floors with exhibits on the outside walls on one side and the ships outer hull on the other. You then can board the Fram and enter the ship's interior getting an authentic feeling of life aboard.

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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
Average Prices: USD 100 - 100

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