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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience giving you a full and very detailed explanation of Fram’s expeditions.

The size of ship is breathtaking, you can even step on board and look round the inside.

A must see if you are visiting Oslo, but give yourself plenty of time too look around it all, there is a huge amount of information to read and look at. We didn’t have time to look at the second ship in other room.

Thank LCJuce
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting! There are 2 big ships - Fram and Gjoa. You can get in both and also there is a lot of information about the polar expeditions. The short movie they show every 15 mins is a very good start of the visit because it gives you some basic information on what you're about to see in the museum. Don't miss on the Polar experience attraction as well. In the end of your visit I would definitely recommend to try the pancakes in the museum cafe. The girl that makes them is super nice and they are delicious!

Thank Paola P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering the place you’ll see a huge ship! It takes your breath away on how big it is close by and upon climbing your way through to the deck of the ship, the walls are full of stories about the ship, the crew and the things they used for and during the voyage.
You can also get on top of the deck and inside the ship.

Thank Kennah A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very hands on in the sense that you get to wander around the ship. I certainly learned a lot from it. The frozen ship simulator definitely scared me. Its amazing that this ship is on display for what it went through and that it has been fit into a building. Their wifi didn't work which was a bummer.

Thank Leila F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum provides great insight into the historical voyage of the MS Fram. Very insightful and conveniently located.

Thank kunalskapadia
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