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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 today 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
Reviewed today

You can actually go on board these two Arctic explorer ships. Access is very convenient by ferry. Lunch is available next door at the Maritime museum (no ticket needed for the cafe).

Thank PierCove
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you are not a museum goer, you have to see and embark on the Fran polar ship. Go to the movie room first to have an overview. It's unbelievable that more than 100 years ago these people were already out to explore the...More

Thank Gyula S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice entertaining museum with two big ships open for crawling. If you'r keen on ships this is the place to visit!

Thank T3888YBnataliad
Reviewed 2 days ago

We learnt a lot about Polar expeditions and about Norwegians during our visit here. The presentation of all the exhibits was excellent.

Thank Possum6446
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hadn't heard of the Fram before coming here. We only dropped in because of the Oslo Pass, and we had limited time to view the exhibits. What we saw, however, was very enjoyable. Being able to climb aboard the ship and see how cramped...More

Thank TPT_Traveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a very good use of your time in Oslo. Not only do you get a nice boat ride across the harbor, the museum gives great information about the many Polar explorations made by people from many nations. The ship itself is very...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a fan of ships/exploration, this museum is a very well-made, well-presented museum. You don't have to know anything about the ship before entering; it's all explained very well. There's things for adults and kids alike. It's friendly to most languages. If you...More

Thank Carolyn O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only visited this museum during our trip to Oslo and found it quite interesting. They have a movie every 15 mins on North pole discoveries and frams (big ships). You can also go inside the two big ships and view the northern lights display...More

Thank Eesha G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learned a lot about polar exploration and very accessible in terms of the content. Jam packed with things you do and see. A very well thought out museum. Make sure to visit the cinema inside first for a show. Gives great insight and the platform...More

Thank SymunT
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Gariochlass
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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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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