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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 today via mobile

No really - even though the sign reminds you of this. An audacious museum (they just dragged the ship up and built a building) for an audacious ship - built to get locked in the Arctic ice - unbelievably bold. Great exhibits.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Reviewed today

My son was desperate to visit this museum and it is well worth the trip. The layout is superb and designed to really take you into the atmosphere of the expedition. You can get up very close to the Fram and even board the deck...More

Thank FionaMcKinna
Reviewed yesterday

We really weren't sure that this museum would be worth it, but it was the prize of the lot! The displays were excellently curated with lots of photos and everything in chronological order. Who knew that the Norwegians flew a blimp over the North Pole?...More

Thank MemElaina
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see for expedition history buffs. I was amazed how large the ship was to be entirely crewed by 12 people

Thank doggedSc_Usa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They rebuilt the ship and built the building around it. Very smart. This museum tells the story of the ships voyages and race to be the first people to get to the north pole. You are able to walk along the ships deck and go...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, neither of us had any idea of what went into the polar expeditions and therefore this was a learning experience. The ships themselves are pretty amazing. The layout of the museum is a little overwhelming but its understandable - there is SO much to...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent place to spend a few hours (particularly if the weather doesn't invite you outdoors), giving a fabulous illustration of the various polar expeditions and detailed accounts of what was involved, including of course, actual ships on display used at the time. It is...More

Thank Madeleine V
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a very nice surprise!! The ship is very interesting and the way that it is presented is attractive and inviting.

Thank elianegermanos
Reviewed 4 days ago

A short visit here, worth seeing if you have the Oslo Pass but not sure I'd want to pay the full admission otherwise. Definitely worth watching the short film at the start of the exhibition to understand the exhibits better.

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Relatives from the United States came to Norway for a visit. This was one of the many museums we visited. Kids loved it. If it wasn't for them, wouldn't have seen it since I'm not a museum lover.

Thank joclaves
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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.