Kon-Tiki Museum

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

Kon-Tiki Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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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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Compo78
Leeds, UK25 contributions
The history of the Kon-Tiki and the explorer Thor Heyerdah is fascinatingly told in this museum, made even better by being able to get up close to the boat as well as the Ra II. It was well laid out and structured with a variety of exhibits to see including a couple of interesting videos. I particularly liked how the museum had created a separate set of information boards just for kids!
Written May 21, 2022
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permia
Ireland37,817 contributions
A visionary is just one of the best titles to bestow on Thor Heyerdahl. For his pioneering thinking and pursuits he has been awarded numerous honours and has an incomparable legacy.

Reasons why are perfectly displayed here. It was fabulous to see the Kon-Tiki raft that Thor and his crew of 5 used in 1947 to traverse about 8000 kms from South America to Polynesia.

This odyssey was only one of the many sea voyages undertaken by the explorer. Even though the Kon-Tiki is likely the most famous exhibit, Ra II is also to be seen.

After the first Ra boat floundered in the sea, version II was built by reed boat experts, namely Indians from the Andes mountain region. In 1970 she sailed over 6000 kms from Morocco to Barbados with Thor and his crew on board.
Written August 12, 2022
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charlene_veverka
Wilton, Australia255 contributions
Located right next door to the Fram museum - another great museum about the lengths that Thor Heyerdahl went to in order to explore the Pacific Ocean on a raft made of balsawood.

Lots of interactive displays, model ships and original artefacts from the expedition.

Definitely worth a visit whilst in Oslo! They even have a penny machine at the front.
Written August 12, 2022
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,318 contributions
Plan to spend a little time in this museum not only to see the Kon-Tiki boat itself, but to look at all the artifacts Thor Heyerdahl collected. There are two films to watch: One is more of a summary and maybe 8 minutes long. But take the time to watch the documentary which is just over an hour long. It won the Academy award for best documentary in 1951 and has actual footage of the expedition. Also do not miss the reproduction of the Easter Island cave with the artifacts Heyerdahl collected.
Written August 10, 2022
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LauraSanengen
Son, Norway38 contributions
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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Robert W
London, UK3,857 contributions
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Easily reached by route 30 bus from National theatre stop next to the metro exit which stops yards from the entrance. This museum is dedicated to the life and works of Heyerdahl and it features the boats from the Kon tiki expedition along with the Ra expedition.

Signs in various languages describes how a journey deemed as impossible was possible - the project was rediscovering skills that had long been forgotten. Try to get there before noon as the cinema shows the documentary about the Kon tiki expedition. It made me realise how challenging it was but yet it was a game changer in exploration.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you so much for your visit, Robert!
Written January 29, 2020
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
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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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,438 contributions
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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Ylenia A
Nottingham, UK164 contributions
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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lyndawilson72
East Lothian, United Kingdom486 contributions
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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