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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The displays really bring the ships and the expeditions to life. You can walk on and inside the ships, but need to be able to handles stairs and climbing a small bulkhead. Loved this museum.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum documents an amazing period in Norway's history, the efforts of its explorers to conquer the poles. The boats are amazing, and you can climb all over them, see the conditions people lived in. The stories, well documented on the walls, merit a day...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were directed to watch the 15 minute film first, but I found that the film covered so much information quickly that I was confused by the time it was finished. However, the material in the museum complimented the film and I felt that I...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little museum with a lot of original artifacts from the polar expeditions. It is a bit frustrating when a lot of people are present as you have to all crowd around to read the information. However going into the life-size ship was definitely the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There's an overwhelming amount of information here to take in (which is good if you have specific things you want to learn more about) but to the average tourist it does become a bit tedious to read endless passages of text. The recreation of the...More

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fram is an enormous ship! The museum is educational but great fun. Entry included with the Oslo pass.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew that the Norwegian explorers had so much to do with conquering the polar extremes? This museum shows you how they did it and the lengths they went to in order to achieve it. See the ship, the Fram, that was used to explore...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic museum where you can learn the whole history for the Norwegian expeditors and their missions. There is also information about the equipment and the new civilizations that they found and used. The museum is excellent organized and you can see the information in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is interesting to see the two ships and read about Amundson’s journeys. Much of the information and photos presented however seem to be repeated multiple times throughout the exhibits. It starts to become quite repetitive after a while!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweden and Norway are exceptionally good at building buildings around ships and making them into museums. Vasa Museet in Stockholm is phenomenal, of course, but the Fram is pretty spectacular in its own right. I had read/learned a little about polar exploration, but after nearly...More

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Gariochlass
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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
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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
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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.
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