Kon-Tiki Museum

Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Kon-Tiki Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kon-Tiki Museum
4.5
from $14.71
Speciality Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit The Kon-Tiki Museum and be inspired by Thor Heyerdahl! See the original balsa wood raft from 1947 and the Oscar-winning film from 1951! The museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous expeditions such as the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft which crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 and the original reed boat Ra II which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. Both exhibitions have separate children storylines. The Kon-Tiki Museum also houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about Easter Island in the world, including a replica of a family cave from Easter Island. Underneath the Kon-Tiki raft is a special underwater exhibit that is fun for kids. Cinema screening the original Kon-Tiki documentary movie (Oscar for best documentary in 1951) every day at 12:00. Great museum shop. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
Kon-Tiki Museum
Jan 2020
An extraordinary navigation across the Pacific on a balsa raft named Kon-Tiki ... 73 years later, the name of the Kon-Tiki is still universally recognized, and the leader of the expedition, Thor Heyerdahl, remains at this day one of the most famous personalities of the XXth century, This Museum is a legacy of this expedition and serves today as a research center on the prehistory of the Pacific. It contains an extraordinary Polynesian library and has sponsored many important archaeological expeditions ... Very interesting
Written November 15, 2020
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veggiedyke
Norwich, UK116 contributions
Very interestin
Aug 2020
So much to see and learn about here. The children enjoyed it and we grown-ups learned a lot more about Thor Heyerdahl and about some of the places he researched.
Written August 28, 2020
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lyndawilson72
East Lothian, United Kingdom407 contributions
Venture to Polynesia
Aug 2020 • Family
Disagree with previous review saying this museum is dated and Thor Heyerdahl is pathetic.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here ... great for adults and kids alike. Well laid out journey of Thor’s life and adventures. Amazing to see his original boats the Kon Tiki and Ra II.
Personally found learning about this adventurers life interesting & inspirational.
Written August 9, 2020
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LauraSanengen
Son, Norway36 contributions
Terrible and boring
Aug 2020 • Couples
Out dated and a terribly boring experience. Thor Heyerdahl is so pathetic. He had to fund his own museum because the Norwegian government wasn’t interested. He didn’t do anything special, thousands of people accomplished the same journey without getting acclimated for it. Wanting to prove something to yourself does not make a museum.
Written August 7, 2020
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Sian
London, UK593 contributions
Really fun museum
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is a good museum for families - well laid out, interactive and interesting stuff to read. The boats are beautiful and well laid out so you can see below and above deck.
Written July 19, 2020
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66AMS
Maidenhead, UK202 contributions
Interesting and fun museum
Feb 2020
Across the road from the Fram Museum and well worth a visit, the Kon-Tiki and Ra 2 rafts are both there together with lots of interesting information and photos.
Written May 4, 2020
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Baxegan
London, UK212 contributions
If you love tales of endeavour go here
Feb 2020
We took a boat trip from oslo harbour and got off across the bay where there are several museums to visit. We really enjoyed our visit to the KonTiki museum with tales of the high seas and human endeavour - good exhibition with the actual boats used for the expeditions, plenty of info about the teams on the boats, the local wildlife etc
Written May 3, 2020
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Ylenia A
Nottingham, UK140 contributions
Great joint visit with the Fram Museum
Feb 2020
We thought we would have gone for a joint ticket (Fram and Kon-Tiki museums) this time as they are facing each other at the end of the bus line (bus n.31).
It's again another first-hand visit, less interactive than the Fram (you cannot go on the raft) but you can see parts of the journey and what the experiment was meant to be. Quite impressive!
Written April 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for sharing your review and for visiting the museum! ❤️
Written April 9, 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,414 contributions
Very interesting museum
Feb 2020
Yet another fun museum within easy reach of Oslo. This one is right across the road from the Fram Museum and well worth a visit, particularly if you have bought the Oslo card. Both the Kon-Tiki and Ra 2 rafts are here and are quite amazing to see. Lots of interesting photos, and information surround the major displays. I knew of, but did not know much about, the Kon-Tiki expedition, but have been inspired to learn more since visiting this museum.
Written March 28, 2020
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58sparrow
Ascot, UK83 contributions
City break in Oslo
Mar 2020
The Kon Tiki museum is easy to get to as the 31 bus stops outside and you can get on it lots of place in the town. It also goes to all the attractions in the peninsula. We entered free on our Oslo card and must have spent nearly 2 hours looking at the 2 boats Kon Tiki and Ra 2. Both boats are amazing and the whole exhibition was very interesting about the journey, what they too, how and why they constructed the boats.
Written March 15, 2020
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