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“Very special and very human”

The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise
Ranked #1 of 57 Tours in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's world famous expeditions such as the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft which crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 and the original reed boat Ra II which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. In both the Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibitions there are separate children exhibitions. The Kon-Tiki Museum also houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about Easter Island in the world, including a replica of a family cave from Easter Island. Underneath the Kon-Tiki raft is a special underwater exhibit that is fun for kids. Cinema screening the original Kon-Tiki documentary movie (Oscar for best documentary in 1951) every day at 12:00. Great museum shops. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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“Very special and very human”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was amazing to see that Thor decided to replicate not only the great trip across the oceans but with a set of people from different countries - shows the human spirit is truly global and cannot be bound by man-made countries.

Visited May 2013
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“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Unfortunately the documentary is only shown at noon, but even if you do end up missing it, there is still much to see.

Visited April 2014
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“Documentary film from 12:00”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you plan to go there, you'd better be there by 12 noon so you can watch the award winning documentary. It's worth watching.

Visited April 2014
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Calne, United Kingdom
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“Great Presentation of an Heroic Journey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

The bus trip from Oslo Central to The Kon Tiki Exhibition was around 30 miniutes long, reasonably comfortable (if you get a seat), and reasonably priced. There is a charge to enter The Exhibition but we got a discount because we all qualified as Seniors.
There is a very good film of The Kon Tiki journey, mostly taken by the crew. It is an amateur attempt at film making. However, the very fact that it was taken by the adventurors gave it credibility and real value. The raft is on display and on seeing the method of construction we quickly realised how perilious this journey was. The men showed great courage and were innovative and flexible in their handling of many dangerous situations.
I was particularly impressed by Thor Heyerdahls total determination to pursue his vision and to stick to methods of construction that were probably employed by The original voyagers from South American hundreds of years before. Using the sea currents and Trade winds they arrived in The Polynesian Islands in 101 days. A stunning achievement.

Adjacent to The Kon-Tiki raft is The Ra vessel that was also Thor Heyerdahls work. Another amazing project to prove his theory on this subject. We spent a couple fof hours at this site before moving across the road to The Fram Exhibition.

THe Kon-Tiki Exhibition is a 'Must Do' while in Oslo.

Visited March 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Probably many people are unaware of Ko Tikki or Ra expeditions/voyages. Fascinating story of real adventures before health and safety, internet and GPS made world a small place. The actual 'boats/structures' are extraordinary - imagine crossing the Atlantic ocean on a home made raft!

Visited March 2014
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