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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 28 29 50
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

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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I was talked in to visiting the Fram museum. Tok a ferry from Aker Brygge. I can relay recommend a visit the museum. Probaly one of the best kept ol shipps, with an amasing... read more

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was talked in to visiting the Fram museum. Tok a ferry from Aker Brygge. I can relay recommend a visit the museum. Probaly one of the best kept ol shipps, with an amasing history behand it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautifully located by waterside with lots of free space. Inside, little congested, small place. Brings memories of old age shipping

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An outstanding and informative display. Great that you get to walk about the ship and go below deck to see how the crew lived and worked. Very informative and fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oslo is a very pretty city and this museum on the outskirts of Oslo can be accessed by public transport. The museum is dedicated to polar exportation (both North and South) and role of Norwegians. As such it provided a good in depth coverage with some films well worth watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did this museum as part of the Oslo combo tour. It was a really interesting museum and it was great to be able to walk around the ship. would highly recommend this attraction when in Oslo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with lots of information about the polar ship. Really interesting to walk around the ship and see how the men lived onboard. Its worth having a walk around outside as well to see the statues out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is ranked as the most popular museum in Norway and there is a good reason why. The museum is built around and into theses two historic arctic exploration ships. Lots of information, interaction parts and fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was part of the three located in close walking distance. Very interesting to see the actual ship that traveled to the Arctic and be able to walk on it. Good visuals to explain the many trips and people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's for sure best museum in the area. Other than an amazing well conserved boat (which is possible to visit on deck and inside) there are very interesting information and games all around which make the visit enjoyable. I suggest to buy Oslo City Pass in order to enter for free and to park also for free, cause parking in... More 

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Loved visiting the Fram Museum. Very interesting and it's great that you can go and walk around inside the ship. Every so often there is a light show that makes you feel like your on the ship looking up into the Northern lights. A lot of useful and fascinating information alongside. I would definitely visit again next time I'm in... More 

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