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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 yesterday

This museum houses the original Fram polar exploration ship. Full access to the ship and its interior is allowed. Outside the ship itself are detailed descriptions and montages of all the expeditions undertaken by the Fram. A 'must do' if you are in Oslo!

Thank skynet45
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice museum which definitely is worth visiting. The museum is informative and interactive at the same time. Great for kids, too.

Thank apolarbearsjourney
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great visit. Highly educational. If you are a polar exploration fan, you'll need to plan to come back as there is so much information here you'll never get through it in 2-3 hours. Another good visit using the Oslo Pass.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and is spread across two buildings connected by an underground tunnel the main attraction is the Fran ship which you are able to go aboard. There is also another ship in the second building which...More

Thank KaPete111
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These guys were driven for sure.Amazing ship you can walk on it crazy to go to Antarctica on it Waves always present in the great southern ocean.Moving experience on board her.

Thank bunsy64
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic museum with lots of information - possible too much actually, as we had to miss a lot of it due to time constraints.Wonderful place to visit, definitely a 'must do' in Oslo.

Thank travels_ahoy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fantastic exhibit on polar exploration generally, and the exploits of Amundsen in particular. There is so much in-depth information on all of the major arctic explorations, you really need several hours to do it justice. But it really sets out the significance of the...More

Thank OneMoreTrek
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this polar-focused museum. It's a fascinating place to spend half a day or more absorbing. Can get to the museum by catching the 'Batservice' harbour ferry - 65kr return trip. The museum entry is 100kr (unless you have purchased an Oslo-Pass) and worth...More

Thank Jud F
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a pretty good stop. Make sure you go see the video first. Its 15 minutes long and runs all the time. There are headphones on each seat and a switch on the armrest to change the language if you walk in part way...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This exhibit is filled with too much stuff to read. Multiple floors and hundreds of panels of reading. It was packed with people and the walkways aren't very wide. What was helpful is the video with the basic information of the ship and explorations. It...More

Thank Oregonian503
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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.