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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 36, Oslo 0286, Norway
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+47 23 08 67 67
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor...

The Kon-Tiki 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. In both the Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibitions there are separate children exhibitions. 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 shops. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!

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Wonderful museum telling the story of the Kon-Tki

It contains the original raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to cross the Pacific Ocean in 1947. There is also a short documentary film shown but the day we were there, it was having some... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

It contains the original raft used by Thor Heyerdahl to cross the Pacific Ocean in 1947. There is also a short documentary film shown but the day we were there, it was having some technical problems and we couldn't see the film, which was an award winning documentary. The museum also showcases the RA, another boat he sailed on in... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The Kon Tiki Museum also contains Ra II reed raft and a visit just to see these 2 craft is well worth taking bus 30 (a route that covers a number of other out of town museums). Set aside at least an hour if time is limited and take in the efforts of a modern day explorer, Thor Heyerdahl.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

There are three museums adjoining each other. #1 is definitely the Fram Museum, with Kon-Tiki #2, and the Viking Museum #3. If you have time, certainly visit all three, but be sure to give priority in this order. The Kon-Tiki Museum is similar to the Fram in that it documents the Kon-Tiki voyage, the writings that came out of it,... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

There are two boats/rafts to see here along with some smaller exhibits. Overall, my family did not get real excited about this museum. If you have limited time I would pass on this one.

Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our small group remembered the Kon-Tiki but it was great to see it and learn more about the amazing adventure that it was.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very good presentation on both the Kong-Tiki and the Ra with lots of historical information. The write ups were in many languages including English.

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Boston, Ma
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is part of the museum island. Since I read the story ice ages ago, this had particularly high interest for me. It's quite a story of one man's theory and proving it. They had the actual rafts that were constructed and sailed from South America to the South Pacific. I was little boy again excited by the journey and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Kon-Tiki museum shows how Heyerdahl sailed on Pacific Ocean. It was amazing to see the ship. The museum staffs were friendly.

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Galati, Romania
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

the museum is paying tribute to a brave explorer (Thor Heyerdahl) who demonstrated that crossing the ocean voyage could have been carried out even 1500 years ago; also you can

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West Hartford, CT
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum recounts the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl who crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. Subsequent expeditions were on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. Visitors to the Kon-Tiki Museum can see the original vessels and learn more about the expeditions to Easter Island and the Galapagos. Exhibitions include many artifacts as well as Thor... More 

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Hi, You might want to look here: https://vimeo.com/49401742 Yours sincerely Reidar Solsvik Curator The Kon-Tiki Museum More 

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