Kon-Tiki Museum

Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Kon-Tiki Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kon-Tiki Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visit The Kon-Tiki Museum and be inspired by Thor Heyerdahl! See the original balsa wood raft from 1947 and the Oscar-winning film from 1951! The museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous expeditions such as the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft which crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 and the original reed boat Ra II which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. Both exhibitions have separate children storylines. The Kon-Tiki Museum also houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about Easter Island in the world, including a replica of a family cave from Easter Island. Underneath the Kon-Tiki raft is a special underwater exhibit that is fun for kids. Cinema screening the original Kon-Tiki documentary movie (Oscar for best documentary in 1951) every day at 12:00. Great museum shop. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!
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debchan2015
Aberdeen, UK19 contributions
Jun. 2022
An absoutely fascinating museum, well laid-out and accessible, and child-friendly. I have read all of Heyerdahls books but still learned so much and to see the actual Kon-Tiki was amazing. It's extraordinary to think that something so flimsy-looking (but so strong in reality) made such a sea-voyage. Make sure you leave enough time to view the films (including the one hour cinema session). Maybe there are areas that could be explored in greater depth (eg water resources on the trip) but for a small musuem it's amazing. Part of several museums on this penisula and I would recommend them all.
Written 26 June 2022
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Rich V
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Jun. 2022
Find exhibit...maybe like Fram museum let people to on board...add more exhibits from this era..I would do both museums since they're next to each other..Viking museum closed 3 more years...
Written 23 June 2022
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany2,288 contributions
May 2022
While my wife and I were disappointed to learn that the Viking Museum was closed, we were pleasantly surprised that our tour included a trip to the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Museum (see separate review). The history here is simply amazing and highlights the significant achievements of Thor Heyerdahl. I remember reading about him in grade school in the US. Now, I get to see first-hand the amazing things he accomplished with simple boats made of reed and papyrus. I particularly enjoyed reading about his time on Easter Island. My only complaint about the tour is that we only had a half hour to see everything in here. Trust me, there is a lot worth seeing so leave yourself at least 60-90 minutes. You will like this place even if you don't think you would.
Written 16 June 2022
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Craig G
17 contributions
Jun. 2022
This is highly recommended and very fascinating. It a lovely little boat trip from the main harbour.
Written 13 June 2022
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Compo78
Leeds, UK25 contributions
May 2022
The history of the Kon-Tiki and the explorer Thor Heyerdah is fascinatingly told in this museum, made even better by being able to get up close to the boat as well as the Ra II. It was well laid out and structured with a variety of exhibits to see including a couple of interesting videos. I particularly liked how the museum had created a separate set of information boards just for kids!
Written 21 May 2022
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Mark g
Brandon, UK104 contributions
Very well laid out and very informative. Good value for money, glad I visited. Just across the way from the Maritime and Fram museums and well worth visiting, you will want to watch the film afterwards
Written 9 May 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania23,526 contributions
Apr. 2022
A very interesting museum. It has three sections, the first, larger and the most interesting is dedicated to the Kon-Tiki expedition, the second to the Ra expedition, and the third, very small, to the caves from Easter Island.
The museum is not big, all in all, you need about an hour to visit it.
Written 2 May 2022
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Laura M
Gig Harbor, WA38 contributions
Apr. 2022
The museum holds excellent Heyerdahl items and the two rafts are very interesting to see. Worth the time, especially the combination admission ticket the the Fram.
Written 25 April 2022
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Bill H
Tampa, FL259 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
We knew the story of Kon-Tiki and were curious to learn more. We were not disappointed. This was a very detailed, well presented, and interesting review of the adventure. The museum has many of the original artifacts and is obviously well researched. The, frankly, was the best museum in the small town outside of Oslo.
Written 19 March 2022
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John O
Uppsala, Sweden6 contributions
Jan. 2022
Archaeology and anthropology have always interested me. I am a scientist professionally so I don't get to focus a lot on other areas, and was not really aware of Kontiki until about 8 years ago. A true life Indian Jones you might say, but reality is much more exciting than movies. It's really special that the original craft, equipment, and personal effects are on display, it makes things that happened long before I was even born much more real.

Speaking of which, the do show the documentary film (1950) every day, it's a nice way to spend an hour when you get there to recall the story before seeing the exhibit.

Which was very nice, and almost mesmerizing when you know some of the backstory. I will be visiting again. That part is easy, I live 30 minutes away ......

Excellent!!
Written 16 January 2022
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