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Fram Polar Ship Museum

Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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Reviewed yesterday

The Fram ship was the first to travel to the North Pole. She became stuck in ice and didn't break up-/she was designed for Thi s venture.

Thank malcolm1942
Reviewed yesterday

The history of this ship is a matter of great pride to the Norwegians. It was the first ever ship built to withstand the Arctic in winter. It succeeded and enabled a Norwegian crew to be first to reach the North Pole. The museum is...More

Thank Malcolm & Noël S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excellent exhibition-the ship itself can be explored in detail, and there is a lot of explanatory material additional to the ship itself. You need 2 hours to do it justice I think. The only very small negative is that the food options...More

Thank evets1232016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting and educational for the entire family. I would not miss this if you are going to be in Oslo.

1  Thank D J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fram Museum allows the visitor the opportunity to step onto the ship and experience the way the crew lived. It's across from the Kon-Tiki Museum and both can be experienced in a couple of hours. These are private museums and don't honor the ICCOM...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I read about the existence of this museum, it immediately went on the must-see list for my Oslo visit. I was not disappointed. I was delighted to see what is preserved here and exhibited and explained to the highest standard . Roald Amundsen was...More

Thank Mardyke
Reviewed 5 days ago

Something you must do when you visit. It was really neat to see the boat and the other boat (as there are two). The buildings are literally built around the boat, which means they are triangles, and there are many things to explore. Plaques are...More

Thank Domenica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this museum. The actual ship inside is pretty cool and the stories of the many explorers are fascinating. I'd plan to spend at least 2-3 hours here if possible. Also, there are several other museums right nearby. You could easily spend a...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has a big banner outside saying it’s the best Oslo museum of 2015. Folks must not have voted for other museums. It was interesting and fun to walk on the ship, but I found the layout confusing. It also wasn’t as interesting as...More

1  Thank 389tonyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum shows you the ships and the artifacts buried with these ships. Most of them from old viking graves dug up. It is impressive that the Vikings crossed the ocean in these kinds of boats/ships. The wagons, tools and artifacts found at the same...More

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9 June 2017|
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Response from cindymac7 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the winter, when the ferry boats were not running, so we took Bus# 30 towards Bygdøy. From the Rådhuset stop, it is about a 20 minute ride. To return, just get back on Bus #30, at that stop, it still is... More
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11 March 2017|
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Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
We went from Ireland, perfect museum for English speakers. very child friendly, on the lower floors there's a few interactive games that are great for family, like pulling the sledge (weights for kids and adults so can be... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from eggen2014 | Reviewed this property |
The best you can do is searching for a hotel in the city center in the price class that fits your economy. There are lots of hotels and also some hostels and B&B.