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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 23 28 29 50
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of...

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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So much to see and read at this museum - not to mention the size of the ship. The best thing about it is that you get to go onboard and see what it was like to be aboard the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see and read at this museum - not to mention the size of the ship. The best thing about it is that you get to go onboard and see what it was like to be aboard the FRAM. For one of the exhibits you had to enter an air lock to experience the freezing temperatures. While it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As part of a bus tour of Oslo, I spent a good hour at the Frammuseum. Due to the time of the year there were almost no visitors and I was able to check out everything closely and in an undisturbed way. Very, very impressing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wasn't sure what to expect from the Fram museum. We had an Oslo pass, and really, we were just trying to get the full value from it, so having done the folk museum and the Viking Ship Museum, it made sense to finish with this. It really did blow me away! You're immediately faced with the Fram as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of written information but it's actually very interesting - all the main polar expeditions, not just the Norwegian ones. Particularly poignant are the photos and film of the now largely vanished Inuit traditional way of life. And it's quite something to be on board of the Fram and imagine what it must have been like.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, the museum itself was the actual final resting (or docking) place of two famous Arctic Exploration vessels. The museum was built around the actual ships. The moment you enter the museum, you are greeted by the imposing view of the Fram. All the information and exhibits are situated all around the Fram and inside the vessel itself.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interactive museum where you can 'touch the history' of polar (Arctic and Antarctic) travelers and be a part of their trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big museum with the fram ship inside. Lots of interesting things to read about and a few interactive areas that are good fun. Great that you can go onto the ship and have a look around really good museum enjoyed the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big museum of history of polar expeditions. I can appreciate interactive expozition. You can try how it feels like to be on a expedition by yourself but also drink hot drink and watch aurora borealis from the window ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"...go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson There may not be a better quote to describe Norway's role in the exploration, or conquest, depending on your view, of the Arctic region. Those efforts, by people undeterred by the harshest of climates and conditions, is wonderfully showcased in Oslo's fascinating Fram Museum, located... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is the "Greatest Museum in Norway" than I would hate to see the other ones. Maybe if you are into that kind of thing it would be interesting, but to me it was really lacklustre and boring. Definitely do not bring kids here, and even for older teens, still no go. I am in my 20s so maybe... More 

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