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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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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... read more

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting, modern, interactive and full of information.The boat is amazing and worth a visit. And it's free with Oslo Pass!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fridtjof Nansen used this ship for his expeditions to the arctic ice, Roald Amundsen used it to win the race to South pole, And it is a part of norwegian arctic history we all should know a little about. Look at the thickness of the ships hull, look at the accomodations for the frew, look at the Galley where Adolf... More 

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Interesting to see this wonderful ship and go on board it and hear all about its history. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such an interesting Museum, the story of the Fram ship is so interesting and we spent much longer here than originally planned but that's the point really. Fascinating on many levels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely done exposition, loved the walk on the boat. The whole museum was made with focus on being attractive and not just boring informational place to visit. There are articles to read, objects to see, videos to watch and it give a visitor the idea of what it was like to make such an expedition.

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