Having always been interested (excessively) in polar exploration, I knew I had to visit Fram when in Oslo. Very easy to get to on the 30 bus from Oslo Sentralstasjon all the way to Bygdøynes.
From entering the building it's obvious that this is an exhibition finished to an exceptionally high standard. Dedicated primarily to the Fram and the Gjoa, with sensible timelines of Northwestern Passage Exploration, the races to the North and South Poles respectively and appropriate emphasis on the characters involved. The Norwegians are suitably proud of Amundsen, so he has a position of some prominence in the museum, but perhaps Robert Peary is a little hard done by here.
The movie is visually beautiful and a must-see, with the information in same paraphrased from the outside displays (where it's expanded upon). The interactive components all deliver well, except perhaps for the Polar Experience (which is basically a brief jaunt through a large freezer strewn with scary dolls). Exploring the ship was brilliant and there are some games also for younger visitors.
Norway has taken pride in its heritage of pioneering polar exploration and the result is the most interesting and impressive museum I've visited.
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