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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
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+47 23 28 29 50
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of...

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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This is an amazing museum. You would think that a place dedicated to the successful trip to the Pole would be limited but it was marvelous. We almost got locked in since it was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an amazing museum. You would think that a place dedicated to the successful trip to the Pole would be limited but it was marvelous. We almost got locked in since it was closing time and they were still running the film we were watching. They also imitate the northern lights every 20 minutes and you see them differently... More 

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The Fram is accessible by taking a number 30 bus from Central Station and is right next door to the Maritime Museum. It is very impressive to see this vast ship housed is a building and there is so much information to absorb about it, which was my problem, you feel like you are reading a book; 3 floors of... More 

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A well-structured museum, where the adventure experienced by the members of the Fram crew is very realistic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing venue and knowledge centre. Great for kids and adults alike with lots of interesting things to see and do. We thought it exceptionally good that you can explore inside the ship itself and experience life as an explorer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing museum which gives you a detailed insight into the intriguing polar expeditions in the past. I could have spend the whole day in there! All the displays are in English and Norwegian so you really get the most out of your visit. The highlight for me was definitely stepping on board the Fram and explore the ship. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating insight into the history of polar exploration. Inspiring stories of some brave people and their extraordinary exploits. Looking round the Fram was a highlight. Most of the information was available in English and this was much appreciated as my Norwegian is not that fluent (non-existent, actually).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The area where the museum is located is great to walk and enjoy. Close to fram museum is also the kon-tiki museum and the precious Inusuk donated by Canada to Norway. When you go into the fram museum you will find the history of Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen and will learn a lot about polar exploration. The Fram is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible and amazing museum about the polar ships! It is very visually appealing and interactive with plenty of information. You even get to climb on one of the boats and go through a polar simulation! So much fun! Best thing in Oslo!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum shows the proud norwegian polar history! You can find two of the most important ships built for exploring the arctic/antartica. The Fram you can even walk inside and see the cabins of the old crew. Very cool! There is also a lot of interesting information and videos in the exhibition. A must if you are in Oslo!

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My only regret is that I didn't have more time to spend at the museum. It is chock-full of fascinating interesting about polar expeditions, and the ships are incredible. I would definitely recommend the Fram museum to any visitors. It is also in close proximity to two other museums, and while I did not get to visit, I wish I... More 

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