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Fram Polar Ship Museum
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Ranked #10 of 405 things to do in Oslo
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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 October 8, 2012

The museum is built around the "Fram", a huge boat that was used for polar exploration. The perimeter of the building contains several levels that cover the race for the poles in detail, including artifacts and photos from the various expeditions.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I could have spent hours and hours in this huge shed which houses this most famous of ships. The information is extremely well laid out, including lots of wonderful detail that really brings alive the history of the ship, its inhabitants as well as the other explorers on other expeditions.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This museum has a ton of information. The full sized ship that has been assembled inside the building is a lot of fun. I would love to take my children to this museum and let them explore. I definitely would go back to this museum. This is an Oslo Pass Museum and it is right next to the Kon Tiki and the Maritime Museum, worth scheduling into your day.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Visited Fram with the whole family. Museum if located among other museums so it is easy to jump from one to the other. The story and expeditions of Fram are fascinating and you really get the feel for the ship since you can go onboard and even under deck.

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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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