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“Polar Ship”

Fram Polar Ship Museum
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$49.99*
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Visit Oslo Pass
Ranked #10 of 405 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Awesome museum,spent a couple hours reading all the exhibits, the ship has been restored and it is impressive, highly recommend

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I loved this museum. It informed you about everything you needed to know about how the Arctic was explored and the things and animals they found there. The main delight for me a part from exploring the Flam was to find out about a search for a crashed Italian airship in the 1920s. This story was truly gripping and well presented.

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a extensive museum and well worth a visit. You are able to explore the ship which is exciting and there are lots of great exhibits. You will probably need a couple of hours to explore everything.

Thank AdelaideSC021
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We walked on the ship and enjoyed the museum thoroughly. the museum is very Nicely done and we got a sense of the creative engineering required for successful polar exploration.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very interesting facts,models,exhibitions -still I don't understand people who are desperate to go to these cold bits of the world.lol but my hat off for them!!huge ship,nice newly decorated

Thank luxovics
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