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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 2 days ago via mobile

Take your time to come to this museum, we were considering to come just for a couple of hours but all the information that they provide is very interesting

Thank Cynthia024
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I almost decided to skip this as u was feeling rather tired after the previous two museums. However, a student ticket is only 40 NOK so I went for it. I'm glad I did. Being able to go on to the ships was great and...More

Thank GemNR91
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A real opportunity to get inside and explore polar ships. Lots of other artefacts and information. Nice views from outside too

Thank Con_and_Julie
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting being educated on the polar expedition. The models were nicely laid out around the Fram. Neat venue for a dinner.

Thank Vanski
Reviewed 1 week ago

cannot imagine from the outside look and when entered the ground it was really an amazing to discover this place I really have a good time here and open with a new eye

Thank measanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum built around the ship. You can go on the habitable levels of the ship and see into the engine area. Interesting ship decked out with the entertainment of the era like player piano. Also the museum talks about what happened to the people involved...More

Thank poodledoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive ship and exhibition. What is great is that one can either go there briefly and get a good grasp in just 45-60 minutes or dive really deep into all the interesting stories that describe the expeditions and the ship.

1  Thank kkirjala
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place if you are interested in history and exploring. We only visited 1/2 of the museum because we were rather tired.

Thank Yuko-Stu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my must see museums during my time in Oslo and it was much more than I expected. I love that the original ship ( and the new 2013 addition) was on display and that you could go on and explore the...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard so much about the Fram in Norway we had to see it. Worth the trip. Take the ferry- very quick

Thank LC34201
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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
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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.