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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 28 29 50
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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More than a ship museum

It's not just a ship, it is much more information and interactive things about the polar expedition. You can explore many areas on the ship which is extremely interesting for... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's not just a ship, it is much more information and interactive things about the polar expedition. You can explore many areas on the ship which is extremely interesting for kids. It is worth visiting.

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Now I love an interactive museum as well as any small child, however this place is appalling. At the ground level there are shooting 'games', up a floor and you can experience the world of polar exploration. Which are all light-hearted educational and entertaining experiences. However, all round the walls are exhibits showing the incredible voyages of exploration Fram had... More 

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This was a great museum with fascinating displays, info, and gifts! Makes you proud of your Norwegian heritage!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a bit far from the city centre, but this place is a must if you are in Oslo. Actually, you can get here by ferry. You can learn exciting facts about expecitions to the both pole. Every exhibition has multilingual translations and everything is well-organised. Totally worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was well worth taking the time to read all the stories around the walls. . Interesting exhibition and history of the rivalry between Norway and Britain in the race to the poles and the different methods they employed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really fantastic museum, lots of interactive options, an introductory video in 10 languages which shows every 15 minutes & best of all, the ship itself which can be explored. My kids wanted to do this again on day 2! We had the Oslo pass so we got here for free on the ferry & museum entry was free. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the race to be first to reach Antarctica, Shackelton ranks a distant third to Norway's celebrated Amundsen. But don't miss the video about his spellbinding journey that only the Fram Museum has. The Fram is a ship built in the 1800's to withstand icy Polar conditions. It made three major expeditions before arriving in Oslo where a museum was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum itself is great and very interesting, well worth a visit. Great to be able to walk through the ship too. Sadly I've marked it down slightly due to the terrible cafe inside. By midday they had run out of milk so onky black tea/coffee available. I also had the hot dog which came in some sort of pancake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The large polar ship the "Fram" sits on a warehouse, in which a lot of polar and explorer's devices are on display. Nicely done and really interesting, but as it's indoors, it can be extremely warm in summer ( such a paradox for a "polar exhibition" !) a,d when packed y tourists ( including me) there is not a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fram Museum is a significant place to visit if you are in Oslo. The ship itself is preserved and fully rigged within the building, and you can explore through the ship and take photos on the deck. The exhibition information around the 3 levels around the perimeter of the building is excellently presented, giving a detailed account of Roald... More 

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