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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bygdoeynesveien 39, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 28 29 50
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fram Museum hosted a conference on Antarctic books - just a fantastic destination, you can stay all day. One area for improvement - upgrade the café so there's somewhere good to eat here, a little off the beaten track. K

Thank Farehamvoyager
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this museum as we were able to explore the ship and its compartments just as it was about 100+ years ago. The history is fantastic! We spent just an hour here, but could have easily stayed two.

Thank ptadin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we visited there was a lot of renovation and works taking place. This made one exhibition very noisy and restricted, hence the disappointment. Also we were not warned... We paid 70NOK as Seniors... The Fram itself was really impressive and we really enjoyed being...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 3 days ago

Two huge ice breaker ships plus all the information you need about poor exploration. Films to watch, lots for children to do. Cafe inside.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is huge and very interesting! We started watching the Movie where there are headphones With several different Languages to listen to. There is so much to learn about both the expeditions but also about the inuits life.

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this museum very much and one pleasant surprise was a well done documentary film from Argentina.

Thank Otto W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have no strong interest in anything this museum is about: ships, Arctic/Antarctic exploration, Norwegian history, etc. so I was surprised to be so captivated by the many different stories connected to the two ships featured in this museum. The Fram is the more interesting...More

Thank worldexplorer88_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth the effort to go. Plan at least 2 hours. The section on Amundsen is central but also good on Scott.

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum about arctic and north west passage exploration. Being able to board the Fram and go below decks was a wonderful experience. The stories of survival against the odds were told really well. Seeing the film in the second hall is a...More

1  Thank Cazza350
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered there were two complete ships, not one, with even more history of arctic and antarctic exploration.

Thank Flight2012
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We will coming off a cruise ship for the day and would like to visit Flam Museum. How do we get there and will we need Norwegian money
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
Nancy S
Does the exhibit also include English? How child friendly is it?
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
Which are the nearest hotels to Fram Polar Ship Museum
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.