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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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Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the two ships was amazing. Seeing where Amundsen and his team was living. The interactive installations and videos was also good.

Thank Arvid T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth visiting when you take the bus trip to the end of the Route 30. This and the Kon-Tiki museum on the other side of the road are both worth a visit individually, having them side-by-side make the trip unmissable

Thank nandvdevon
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to 6-7 museums in Oslo and this was the best one. Full of history on exploration, science, great videos, artifacts and everthing else. If you love anything about the poles or polar expedition stories, this is going to be great 1,5 hour...More

Thank gunesligunler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a spectacular museum especially if you go with children. You can learn a lot about the polar expeditions and see the ships and objects used by the explorers. Also you learn a lot about the local Greenland culture.

Thank lucivolar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love interactive museums and Fram is one of them. It is especially fun for kids. I've been here 2 times and what I hated the last time is that the ship itself stinks of mould and fungus, which is nasty.

Thank Nino_subterranean
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Fram Museum you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Fram Museum also has a polar simulator...More

Thank AlHashimi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great museum, we thought Kon-Tiki would be a hard act to follow but this didn’t disappoint. Takes a couple of hours to get around as lots to see and read - really impressive and interesting.

1  Thank Gige484
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would you often visit old ship from inside? No? If you would like, just go there, it’s stunning! All little rooms few levels down inside the ship and I could touch real historical thing by myself

1  Thank Aija B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fram Polar Ship museum is definitely worth a visit! The museum houses two ships which you can board and explore. There are many artifacts and books, and the northern lights display is awesome!

Thank jans436
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative museum.  Sometimes I just wander around at museums and pretend to be paying attention, but this one had my attention.  There was a story to be told about these early Arctic explorers, and they did an excellent job at telling that story. ...More

Thank AthensCoast_Jessica
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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
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
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.