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The Kon-Tiki Museum

Bygdoeynesveien 36, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 08 67 67
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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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Bygdoeynesveien 36, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 08 67 67
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I only came into see Kon-Tiki as I got a deal in the nearby Fram museum for the 3 museums in the area. I had grown up with the story of the voyage and coming in to the museum and seeing the original raft was...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The story of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew is displayed in a friendly, exciting manner -suitable for all the family. I found it an emotional experience. I studied this story at school and it was a thrill to see the actual raft! Don't miss this...More

Thank SusaninPerth
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Having read Thor Heyerdahl's book at school I was very interested in visiting this museum. A fountain of information about Thor Heyerdahl's various expeditions. I think this is a must see. My husband who knew practically nothing about the Kin Tiki enjoyed the exhibition as...More

Thank travellingtaff4
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This fantastic museum took me back to when I was 11 or 12 and was obsessed by Thor Heyerdahl and the Ra expeditions. Kontiki and Ra II are there together fantastic information about the teams who took part in the exploits. Most interesting fact must...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was skeptical at first as I thought it wouldn't be my kind of thing but what a great surprise! Very informative and interesting place. Made me want to read more about Thor Heierdahl and his voyages, it's a truly fascinating story. Make sure you...More

Thank mikaboo
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Kon Tiki has display of vessels and maps from the Kon Tiki expedition. There is a movie for over an hour which is worth watching.

Thank Janban53
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The boats are on display. It allows you to see the actual size and equipment in use at the time. Good description of the journeys (Kon-Tiki, Ra, Ra II). Also liked how they did not claim the westward journey from South America happened, just that...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Kon-Tiki museum, which also features exhibits from "Ra" expeditions, shows what a special person Heyerdahl was. He was truly great adventurer. Unfortunately, his theories are still not accepted by mainstream historians.

Thank Lenn831
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The story of the Kon-Tiki is absolutely fascinating. The museum presents both the Kon-Tiki as well as Ra II which was a vessel later used on a separate expedition by Thor Hyerdahl. Very well done exhibition which provides a good overview and historical account of...More

Thank smorgasgord
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The story of how Thor Heierdahl crossed the Atlantic Ocean is very interesting in itself, and the museum is nicely done with different rafts and explanations.

Thank lanorvege
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Judy V
29 February 2016|
Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Dear travler. It is 1000 meter from The Viking Ships to The Kon-Tiki Museum. There is public bus (number 30) which runs every 10 minutes. But its also a nice walk. Best regards The Kon-Tiki Museum Halfdan Tangen... More
6 January 2016|
Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Hello Absolutely and welcome!
Mary G
21 March 2015|
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Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Dear guest. The Kon-Tiki houses the origial Kon-Tiki and the reed boat Ra II and much more from Thor Heyerdahl`s expeditions. In the entrance area and shop there are windows. Elsewhere not. Thank you for asking. Halfdan... More