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The Kon-Tiki Museum
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Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise
Ranked #1 of 52 Tours in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
“Fascinating to see the Reed boat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Something from my youth, one of my first memories is making a balsa wood boat with my older cousin - though it looked nothing like the real thing.
The Norwegians obviously like us 'Brits' as everything is described in Norwegian and English !
Very highly recommended

Visited December 2013
Thank Richard T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“family cruing holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

lovely bnat and imfornative loved the ships couidnt belive ppl sailed with them to diffrent placert and they made of reeds a must see went and saw in 2010

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Imagine yourself immersed in history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

It was great to see the actual raft that sailed the Pacific! Wonderful and very informative. Made me want to watch the movie!

Visited May 2013
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Winchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Though small this is a fascinating & informative museum. The history of the expeditions, the rafts on display & the story of Easter Island all superbly displayed

Visited November 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Go see the museum and then the movie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

My children really loved this place, especially after seeing the new Kon-Tiki movie. The museum gives hommage to the explorer and world citizen Thor Heyerdahl, and has Kon-Tiki inside (yes the original one) :)

Visited August 2013
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