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Address: Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 28 29 50
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 fine museum

We had recently spent a couple of hours at Tromso 's small Polar Museum where we had learnt about Nansen and Amundsen's heroic deeds and it was great to follow up with a visit to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had recently spent a couple of hours at Tromso 's small Polar Museum where we had learnt about Nansen and Amundsen's heroic deeds and it was great to follow up with a visit to this museum and wander through the actual ship There is enough on display to keep a visitor engaged for a whole day though we spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth visiting, definitely advise watching the short film before looking round as gives you a better idea about the exhibits. Suitable for or ages and free with the OsloPass easy to access by bus or water. Worth combining with the viking ship, Kon-Tiki, Folk or maritime museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need to appreciate the effort all these guys put in their lifetime for the sake of adventure. If yes, then you will enjoy your visit a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved this. Especially the intro movie, and the boat that could be explored. I would highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a good place to learn about how the arctic regions were mapped and the arduous journeys it took to make it happen. The musuem is fairly big and the exhibits are very wordy which means there is quite a bit of information to take away. The video screening provided a good overview to having a general understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is well worth a visit. The Fram is very impressive and the exhibits of polar exploration excellent.

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We had done a lot of touring at this point but the kids still enjoyed learning about arctic exploration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

were there for 2 hours and could have stayed longer... all round great experience, learned lots and it must appeal to just about everybody

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main attraction is the massive ship in the middle. Apart from that, they have informative movies and exhibits about polar expeditions. Worth a trip if you're in Oslo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are two parts with two ships surrounded by photos,information and... polar bears :) The most attractive thing is that you can go inside the ship and see the engines, interiors and so on. If you like such kind of museums - don't miss this one :)

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