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Fram Polar Ship Museum

Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great way to understand the greatest Voyager Amudsen for being the first to travel to the North and South Pole. The massive ship and viewing levels are amazing. See the audio visual too. U can enter the interior of the Ship and get an...More

Thank BomiPardiwalla
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I learned so much regarding the polar expeditions. The museum is global in that you don't need to speak Norwegian to enjoy this attraction. There is also a very good 10 min overview in the auditorium which has different languages. The Fram vessel is there...More

Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Knew the stories of the Fram polar voyages but seeing the ship and artifacts was so much more informative and broight it to life.

Thank NWGal064
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the big Fram in the middle of the museum and that you always see the ship they talk about. The stories were really interesting but after a while I got tired, but it was already our 3rd museum that day. Definitely worth a...More

Thank cream_tangerine_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fascinating museum with lots of information about polar exploration. I especially liked walking inside the ship. The polar simulator was fun.

Thank hearts17
Reviewed 3 days ago

This experience was so different after we had previously seen the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. It was unique in the sense that you could go inside the boat but also learn a lot about the history and do little activities throughout the museum. I especially...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic Museum - the way it is set on differnet levels. Artefacts displayed with easily read information. I did enjoy the visit.

Thank SlycatAustralia
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had sometime up my sleeve and after visiting the Kontiki museum (please see that reveiw) I figured some lunch and a visit was needed. Between the three museums in this area, which are all a stones throw away from each other, is an two...More

Thank Nixer
Reviewed 3 days ago

Here is Fram, the great little ship that explored the North west passage and took Amundsen to the South pole. You can walk aboard and feel about all the things that have been described in the books by Amundsen and Nansen. Located in a pupose...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is jam packed with fascinating information about the expedition, the ship, participants, the history of polar exploration and so much more. You will want to spend a few hours here to read all about the expedition and view the photos. For me, the...More

Thank spendley3
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We will coming off a cruise ship for the day and would like to visit Flam Museum. How do we get there and will we need Norwegian money
9 June 2017|
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Response from cindymac7 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the winter, when the ferry boats were not running, so we took Bus# 30 towards Bygdøy. From the Rådhuset stop, it is about a 20 minute ride. To return, just get back on Bus #30, at that stop, it still is... More
Nancy S
Does the exhibit also include English? How child friendly is it?
11 March 2017|
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Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
We went from Ireland, perfect museum for English speakers. very child friendly, on the lower floors there's a few interactive games that are great for family, like pulling the sledge (weights for kids and adults so can be... More
Which are the nearest hotels to Fram Polar Ship Museum
20 September 2016|
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Response from eggen2014 | Reviewed this property |
The best you can do is searching for a hotel in the city center in the price class that fits your economy. There are lots of hotels and also some hostels and B&B.