Fram Museum
Fram Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A number of new attractions were available for the visitors at the Fram Museum, the highlight being the continuous 270 degrees surround film shown from the deck of Fram. 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. We focus on polar history, our centrepiece beeing FRAM, the strongest wooden polar ship ever, dating from 1893. 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 main exhibition in the Fram building has explanatory texts in ten languages and describes the three great Fram 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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  • ACahill
    18 contributions
    A Must-See on a Visit to Oslo
    We had a wonderful visit to the Fram Museum this March during a photography workshop in Norway. The museum is so interesting, and the exhibits and multi-media experiences are fun and informative for all ages. The staff were amazing to work with coordinating our group visit: Responsive, professional and just such a positive overall experience. Looking forward to a return visit!
    Thank you for the kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay! :)
    Written May 1, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written April 28, 2023
  • Sherry C.
    Brooklyn, New York4 contributions
    Great Historic Museum
    I have to thank our tour guide for giving us so much information about this museum. But even without him we would have loved just wandering around. Seeing the actual ship that took Amundsen to the South Pole was unreal.
    Thank you!!!
    Written November 29, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
  • thomaslegner
    Vienna, Austria294 contributions
    A Tribute to Exploration
    The Fram Museum is possibly the most impressive collections of Norwegian Exploration, but also highlights exploration from other parts of the world. Definitely worth a visit, combined with some of the other wonderful museums on Oslo's museum island. Spend at least 2 - 3 hours in the museum.
    Thank you for visiting!
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Reslysten54
    Vienna, Virginia2,068 contributions
    A fascinating tribute to Norwegian exploratory spirit
    Norway has fostered an impressive number of remarkable explorers. They were men who took incredible risks to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and pioneering adventure. Amundsen and Nansen are among the most famous, and this museum does a great job of telling their stories. In contrast to the improvised recklessness displayed in the sister museum (Kon-Tiki), these were men of meticulous preparation. The core of the Fram museum is the namesake ship itself. It has been restored to display in full scale life on board, reinforced by clever simulations of surrounding storms and ice bergs. Along the walls in this multi-story display are rows of texts in Norwegian and English, supplemented by boxes offering interpretation in half a dozen more languages. Displays of various artefacts from expeditions are mixed in. The only part that does not work well is the fact that your reading and watching is constantly interrupted by people passing in front of you. The layout of the museum is simply too narrow to be convenient. But overall, the museum is a remarkable testimony of man's testing of human boundaries.
    Thank you for leaving a thorough review! Hoping to fix the flow of exhibitions in the next upgrade.
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • modernyatri
    Bengaluru, India28 contributions
    Excellent experience onboard! Detailed historical records.
    One of the best museums of specific interest. They have maintained the Fram so well and it is an experience to walk in, around and through this fantastic ship. Historical pictures were displayed all around and there were supporting shows to watch. A lot of Ealing involved.
    Thank you for visiting!
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Alistair John Y
    100 contributions
    Interesting place
    Well worth the trip. Buy an Oslo card, 24 hours pass, saves a fortune, because this museum is on a peninsula, with 4 others, and the ferry ride is included in the card price. Buy pass at city hall pier 3, from the office, and 10 minute boat trip ( good in itself) to the peninsula. Learned a lot about Amundsen and why he beat Scott ( We have been to discovery at Dundee a few years ago) Another great museum
    Thank you for visiting!
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • JoBoyDc
    Longboat Key, Florida51 contributions
    Tight Times at Fram
    Interesting museum about the ice explorers. The exhibits in the main building were on balconies that surrounded the ship. We found them to be too tight and close together to be able to view and read about them. Unless a new building is constructed with wider aisles, this museum will disappoint those who go and try to navigate the tight balconies to view the exhibits.
    Thank you for visiting!
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    Museum in beautiful surrounding
    Pity I got there just when it was about to close. However I was still able to enjoy the surroundings. There is a lake nearby with benches to relax and statutes of dignitaries nearby as well. The area also had a very tall statue of alien life I am assuming right next door. It is a peaceful area one can enjoy after the museum. The bus comes right to this museum and turns around and head back out. So taking a bus is a good option.
    Thank you!
    Written December 7, 2023
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    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 25, 2023
  • betteskid
    Boston, Massachusetts1,355 contributions
    Great museum - worth a visit
    This museum is a bit distant from the central part of Oslo, but still accessible by cab or bus and it is worth seeing. The museum brings to life the exploration of the polar regions by Norwegians in the last century and displays the ship Fram that was used on some of the expeditions. You can walk through the boat which really gives you an idea of what the voyages were like. There are a number of very good displays and a movie (unfortunately the movie was not available the day we visited). It is definitely worth going out of your way to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,682 contributions
    See The Life and Challenges of Polar Explorers
    Next was the Fram Museum, a record of the triumphs of Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen and housing the Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the North West passage and the Fram, the ship that took Amundsen to the Antarctica where he became the first person to reach the South Pole. The Fram is open for people to walk through and get a sense of what life onboard might have been like. It is regarded as the strongest wooden ship ever built as it could withstand becoming frozen in ice, where all previous ship were crushed when icebound. A really interesting museum and it was jam packed in the height of summer.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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Graham L
Edinburgh, UK64 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
The banner that greets you as you arrive at the Fram Museum tells you this was the 2018 Norwegian Museum of the Year here on Trip Advisor.

Why? Well because it tells the story of Roald Amundsen and his fellow intrepid explorers who became the first to reach the South Pole in December 1911. They story is simply presented and is easily digestible with some great photos and even name checks some of the forgotten "heroes" - the dogs that pulled the sleds all the way to the pole.

The fact that Amundsen beat Captain Robert Scott to the pole by five weeks is reflected, too, but there's nothing overly partisan about that. Just huge respect for these amazing pioneers.

The star of the show is The Fram, the boat that took Amundsen and co to Antarctica and even following Covid social distancing did not diminish the sense of adventure clambering the decks.
Written August 3, 2020
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Garioch Loun
6 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Make sure you have enough time when you visit this excellent museum, you could spend all day there are so many interesting exhibits. Fascinating even if you know nothing about polar exploration, but if it’s a subject that interests you even better. All the exhibit boards are primarily in English and then Norwegian, but there are electronic screens nearby with 6 other languages as well. Being able to go onboard the Fram and experience the crews living condition is an eye opener. Highly recommended.
Written March 11, 2020
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Alex L
Moscow, Russia354 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
A must visit . You get to come onboard of the ship , walk around and see how it was being an arctic explorer . Some cool insights like sledge pull and how the hut is on the inside . We spent over two hours in a rather small museum but it was so fun and interesting . Lots of good books to pick up upon leaving .
Written January 20, 2020
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Bronwen C
Perth, Australia250 contributions
Feb 2020
Really great history lesson on the explorers of the northern arctic - missing a major component of the women explorers though. We went to the Polar museum in Tromso so already had some information on the Fram from there, could to solidify this information. Great interactive display, good displays in English
Written March 1, 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,658 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a fabulous attraction, how often can you visit a ship, inside a building? The set up is simply stunning and the fact you can go on board the Fram and follow the self guided tour inside the ship is brilliant, and so much fun. It is so well set up, you learn a lot and have a great experience at the same time.
There are many more displays on the walkways around the ship and there is also a very good gift shop on the way out. They had so many interesting books that unfortunately we could not purchase due to weight restrictions on our flights home.
Another wonderful museum within easy reach of Oslo.
Written March 28, 2020
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Ethan M.
Ashburn, VA81 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The Fram Museum is such an amazing museum! It holds many neat artifacts, including parts of real viking ships. One of the neatest parts was going inside the ship. Inside the ship, you can walk around and explore, or you could play the interactive games. Outside the ship, sounds effects and 3-D videos make you think that you are sailing in the water! The Fram Museum also has a movie theater where different movies are played. Finally, there is so much information about the Norwegian explorers and their life style. The Fram museum is a must-see in Oslo!
Written January 9, 2020
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Arcticozzie
Perth, Australia106 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This is my favourite Bygdøy museum. We got the 3 museums pass (Fram, Kontiki and Maritime).
This is a big museum with a lot of information on hand. My kids (9 & 11) also thought this was the best of the museum’s as they could explore the ships. Spent about 1.5 hours here.
Written February 2, 2020
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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland93 contributions
Jun 2019
Museum dedicated to the history of Norwegian discoveries and polar expeditions. One of the museum's biggest attractions is the polar ship 'Fram', which was a ship of Norwegian research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. "Fram" was created in 1892 on the order of the famous traveler Fridtjof Nansen. You can board this ship and feel like a crew member. I highly recommend visiting this museum.
Written February 20, 2020
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Christopher K
Singapore, Singapore204 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Must go for maritime lovers and those interested in the polar expedition. Does the vessels used in the historical polar expeditions.
Only disappointed by the types of souvenirs on sale - would have loved to buy some models of those polar ships
, especially if they have them in bottles.
Visitors should use the Oslo Pass and start out early from the city via bus 30.
Then tour the 3 museums -- Kon Tiki, Gram, and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. Then take a boat ride back to the city. Excellent location as the boat end point is just beside the Akershus Fortress.
Written October 7, 2023
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Scarrowmanwick
Carlisle, UK76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
If you’ve only got one day in Oslo you could do a lot worse than to spend it here. I have to nail my colours to the mast and confess to having a bit of a fixation with the golden age of polar exploration but even putting that aside this is a fascinating museum which will to people of all ages and persuasions. I took my fifteen year old daughter largely because the idea seemed marginally less dull than going to see Munch with her mother. I was astonished at how the exhibits gripped her. And of course the story of the race for the pole, with its triumph and tragedy absolutely enthralled her. It did no less for me even though I’d read about it over and over. As an aside, the neighbourhood is rather nice and a pleasant change from the main part of the city.
Written February 28, 2020
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