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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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Polar ship Fram was a hands on museum. The museum was very informative with video and pics. You can get onto the Fram which was a treat.

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Polar ship Fram was a hands on museum. The museum was very informative with video and pics. You can get onto the Fram which was a treat.

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A short walk from the Kon Tiki museum is the Fram, a huge wooden boat that must have seemed so small on the ocean. There are artifacts and other display items well presented, also a small cafe.

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Here you can explore the boat inside and experience how the crew had while they were frozen inside the ice for trying to reseac the top of our globe. In summer: take the boat from the front of the town hall. Ticket as local tram or bus in Oslo.

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Quite an interesting Museum detailing the story of Norwegian Polar exploration. Easy to get to using public transport (we bought the Oslo Card which also lets you into a lot of museums for free). It is literally right next door to the Kontiki Museum so you can catch both at the same time. Visiting in winter meant little to no... More 

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Had a really enjoyable visit here. Incredible to go on a very famous polar exploration ship.very informative and if you like ships it's a must

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Unfortunately we didn't have as much time here as we would have liked. It is an extremely interesting museum and great that we got to go inside the boat itself! It's very educational. However, the movie wasn't available as there was a private function on, and the northern lights simulator at the top of the ship lasts less than a... More 

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This was a truly interesting museum, with stories of the Norwegian pioneers of polar exploration. The signs are in English and Norwegian, and you can go aboard the ship, Fram, to get an idea of what life was like. There are lots of steps, but there is a lift up to the levels, just not on the ship itself for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My relatives and I visited the Fram Museum in September 2016. This museum was different than the Viking Museum in that it had more to offer and see aside from viking ships. We were also able to board a viking ship, tour the different levels of the ship, and view the different rooms...this was quite nice!! This museum was more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very exploration-oriented museum that has some interactive games. You can also board the polar ship and see the inside. If you are to see one museum in Oslo this is the one!

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We had recently spent a couple of hours at Tromso 's small Polar Museum where we had learnt about Nansen and Amundsen's heroic deeds and it was great to follow up with a visit to this museum and wander through the actual ship There is enough on display to keep a visitor engaged for a whole day though we spent... More 

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