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Fram Polar Ship Museum

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Address: Bygdoynesveien 36, Oslo 286, Norway
Phone Number: 47 23 28 29 50
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Description: Polar ship Fram, arctic artifacts and exhibitions.
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finally after many visits I get a day to look around. buy an Oslo card- good for public transport and many museums. was very vaguely aware of this ship but what great museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Taplow, United Kingdom
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Taplow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

finally after many visits I get a day to look around. buy an Oslo card- good for public transport and many museums. was very vaguely aware of this ship but what great museum, it's big! definitely a must see

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with children. Interactive kids corner where they can test their reflexes, try to pull a full sled of equipment, clay target shooting (arcade style game). Great to be able to walk through the whole ship. Lots of interesting information.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The building doesn't look much from the outside and it's quite expensive but it's worth the time and the money to look around. The centre piece is the boat itself and the exhibition winds around it on different levels. The fact that you can actually go inside the boat and see the tiny bunks the crew slept in and the... More 

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Akrotiri, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are interested in polar exploration (you must be if you are in Oslo), then go here. It is really interesting and worth going around. The ship(The Fram) is the centre piece and you wonder how men in the 1900's managed to survive 3 years on there. Get an Oslo Pass and go here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the must see attractions when visiting Oslo! We were so glad we had this first hand experience of seeing one of the oldest and biggest ships ever made. You get to take the tour of the inside of the ship, view the oldest equipment used and read about the trip to the North Pole. Had an amazing time

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Fram and her history are certainly well worth a visit. However it would have helped me if I had known that the exhibition starts at the top. There's a pretty good "feel the Arctic" part where it's really freezing and the exhibition showing loads of stuff from the expeditions is well curated. There's a small café area with free... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Jet another of Oslo's many must see...there are many fine descriptions everywhere at the museum - make sure to read them (some of them at least) and set time aside to take a proper look at the inside of the ship - it is breath taking...!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There are three ships in the museum plus a few other artefacts. The building looks like an old church but was specifically designed that way, with one ship in each 'arm' and the fourth being the other artefacts. The old style of building doesn't detract from the ships and actually they feel better in a spartan, whitewashed interior than a... More 

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Dublin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've read alot about these expeditions. Yet, I had no clue how large the ship was. At the sametime, I had no clue how small the living quarters are. There were some SMALL sailors; or, some cramped others to sleep/live in those quarters. I couldn't have fit, at 5'11" and 180 lbs.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

REally interesting museum with kid friendly exhibits - including a cold room so they can get the feel of the North Pole!! The Fram is there in it's entirety and you can go onboard and see what life was like on the ship! Be sure to watch the 15 minute movie - pulls it all together! Outside is the fjord... More 

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