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“Nothing special”

Norsk Maritimt Museum
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$71.81*
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Oslo City Card
Ranked #47 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: National museum of Norwegian maritime history from the Viking Age to the present.
Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This museum is ok, but nothing special. Lots of in-depth stuff on the history of ship building and the shipping industry. The film is overhyped. I preferred the Fram and Kon Tiki museums right next door. Worth a quick swing through with the Oslo Pass, but not otherwise.

Visited October 2013
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“For those that love boats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Maritime Museum is near the Fram Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, so it is worth some extra time while on the Bygdoy island. The museum covers all amnner of boats/ships from the viking era onwards. There are demonstrations of materials used to make boats and the unique boats that do particular jobs in the worlds ocean. There is also a water tank with remotely controlled boats that keeps the kids (large and small) amused for ages playing with the boats. There was also a ver good short film travelling up the coast of Norway to the small fishing villages that depend on the sea for their living. Well worth the time.

Visited July 2013
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Bergen, Norway
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“A little bit of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

An intersting place to visit. Ships exhibition is very good, you can see how the ship evoluated during ages. The parts of engines and dekning of ship give a lot of climate to this place.

Visited July 2013
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Lappeenranta, Finland
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“Maritime Exhibits”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you have been to FRAM and Kon Tiki then this might bore you. But it is worth a stroll: inside and out. There are exhibits of Maritime, meritime technology, ships (only models) and no real ship.

Visited June 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“Good exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

This museum tells you much about the various ship building techniques as they changed over the centuries and also depicts some of the fatal flaws that resulted in the demise of ships.

Visited June 2013
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