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“who knew....Polar ship and the journey a great story”

Fram Polar Ship Museum
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Ranked #3 of 404 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 September 12, 2013

We spent about an hour and a half at this second stop on a cruise tour. We really enjoyed the ship and looking around. Some of the exhibits along the walls were interesting. Make sure you hit the second floor for the polar tour...(looks like an elevator) it will give you a giggle and a nice respite on a hot day. We learned something ...The museum is at a nice spot and the ride is enjoyable. It is at the end of the Bygdoy Peninsula. The drive was great to see the Summer Palace and the Palace Farm. We also got to see the changing of the guard. I wish I could have had the time to go to the Norwegian Folk Museum and skip the Kon tiki.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

It is a second time for me to visit Fram Museum. Fram is a ship being used by Nansen to explore the North Pole, and is preserved as a permanent exhibition in Fram Museum, Bygdøy. Now there is an extension where visitors can also see Gjøa , another ship that has been used by Roald Amundsen to Northwest Passage. In the extension Fram building, there will be a film about Polar Explorers and documentation of successful and unlucky missions to explore the Northwest Passage that supposedly a short way that link Arctic Ocean and North coast of US. I love this 15 minutes movies that summarize all polar missions in excellent way. I would recommend to watch this movie before going into detail of museum documentations. Don't miss it when visit Oslo. It is worth visited and there are many museums in Bygdøy.

Thank Dian H
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a nice but very small museum. The best thing to do is to visit both the kontiki and the fram museum as they are located just across the road from eachother.

Thank lindafe
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

By the time we got there, after visiting other museums, we were overcome by the amount of information and really didn't know where to start. A lot of writing to read, but you really need to read to understand it. We just skimmed the surface, but go there with the intention of reading and learning, and you will enjoy it. Used the Oslo pass and got in for free.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Well worth the trip out on the bus to learn the history of and to see the ship Fram. Quite a few other museums in walking distance too, so make it a day trip.

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