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Fram Polar Ship Museum
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Ranked #3 of 393 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.
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

It is a very interesting museum which tells the story of many polar expeditions, not only the one on Fram. It also compares Amudsen's expedition on Fram to the South Pole with the timeline of his unfortunate British competitors. Very interesting!

Visited October 2012
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“Great Value Attraction”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I really recommend visting this museum. The ship is in great condition and all parts of it are accessible. Top marks.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Polar Museum”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Worth looking at.10 min trip from the city,well set out and very interesting.not keen on the big sell of gifts on the way out,Expensive anyway

Visited November 2012
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“Amundsen & Fram Museum in Oslo”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a must visit famous museum in Oslo dedicated to the Polar expedition of the pioneer explorer Amundsen to North Pole by his famous Fram ship. Located by the sea side, a panoramic boat trip from the pier in front of the Nobel peace museum to the Bygdoy peninsula pier to visit the museum can be quite interesting.

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Lancefield, Australia
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“Visit a different world”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a unique experience; you feel like you are there with the polar explorers. And you are with them in the sense that their ship, their cabin, their records, their experiences recorded in art, you see what they saw. Perhaps the most amazing museum experience I have had. And next visit to I will go again. And our guide was wonderful; he obviously enjoys his job, and enrichened our visit, with so much information.

Visited September 2012
Thank Phillip M
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