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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 23 28 29 50
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Much more interesting than you might think

A lot of written information but it's actually very interesting - all the main polar expeditions, not just the Norwegian ones. Particularly poignant are the photos and film of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of written information but it's actually very interesting - all the main polar expeditions, not just the Norwegian ones. Particularly poignant are the photos and film of the now largely vanished Inuit traditional way of life. And it's quite something to be on board of the Fram and imagine what it must have been like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, the museum itself was the actual final resting (or docking) place of two famous Arctic Exploration vessels. The museum was built around the actual ships. The moment you enter the museum, you are greeted by the imposing view of the Fram. All the information and exhibits are situated all around the Fram and inside the vessel itself.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interactive museum where you can 'touch the history' of polar (Arctic and Antarctic) travelers and be a part of their trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big museum with the fram ship inside. Lots of interesting things to read about and a few interactive areas that are good fun. Great that you can go onto the ship and have a look around really good museum enjoyed the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big museum of history of polar expeditions. I can appreciate interactive expozition. You can try how it feels like to be on a expedition by yourself but also drink hot drink and watch aurora borealis from the window ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

"...go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson There may not be a better quote to describe Norway's role in the exploration, or conquest, depending on your view, of the Arctic region. Those efforts, by people undeterred by the harshest of climates and conditions, is wonderfully showcased in Oslo's fascinating Fram Museum, located... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If this is the "Greatest Museum in Norway" than I would hate to see the other ones. Maybe if you are into that kind of thing it would be interesting, but to me it was really lacklustre and boring. Definitely do not bring kids here, and even for older teens, still no go. I am in my 20s so maybe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are interested in maritime history, this place would be very interesting. If you are not, then I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it. The Fram is a huge ship that dominates the room and is the main drawcard of this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two interesting major ships exhibits in this museum together with excellent background on polar explorers and their voyages make this museum the top attraction on TA. We are not particularly sea-people but we spent a couple of hours here and enjoyed the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit in Oslo. The half pictured in the cover photo was definitely more interesting, pick and choose what you read otherwise you will be there all day!

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