Fram Polar Ship Museum, Oslo

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#3 of 687 in Museums in Norway
Learn more about the polar explorations undertaken by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, and Roald Amundsen at Fram Polar Ship Museum. Climb aboard the Fram, the original ship used by Nansen on his voyage, and walk in the cabins of the crew members and the main deck to get a feel for what life as an explorer was like during this period. Also, view the ship used in Amundsen's journey through the Northwest Passage, the Gjoa. You'll have the chance to see the scientific equipment and actual artifacts that were used for the explorers' research. Look up at the museum's ceiling during one of their light shows for projections of the ethereal Northern Lights. Our Oslo vacation app makes visiting Fram Polar Ship Museum and other Oslo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Interestibg to learn about the expeditions, but al lot of text to read and only about Norway, meanwhile other countrys at that time also did expeditions.  more »
  • We found this museum very interesting indeed. Visitors are able to wander through the ship, enabling you to gain a real sense of what it was like at the time.  more »
  • You can upload and visit the ship that made the first expedition to the North Pole, the Fram. Te sentiras a sailor by going to every corner of the ship. In the cabin there are objects and photos of ne what life was like. It visits in 30-45'. Recommended
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  • Really great museum which is fairly modern. Very nice movie in a cinema to give context and history of all articles found in the museum. Cinema and articles around museum allow you to select from a range of languages. There are two big ships you can walk around the inside of which was really cool. There is also a ticket option where you can pay for entry to the other two museums it is co-located with offering a small discount. Also if you are a European student you can get discount, so be sure to bring your student ID!
  • This place may be low on a visitors list of must see museums in Oslo but what ever you do Do Not miss it! It is very informative, clean, and not crowded! We whized through the exhibits too fast for my liking. If you want to read all of the presented info alot yourself at least 3.5 to 5 hours.
  • The most interesting and interactive museum I've witnessed. Wonderful place to bring kids as they stay equally entertained. The 3 level museum encompasses the Fram, which you board from the top level and can access several decks of the ship. The lighting, displays, and even the smells of the aged yet spectacularly preserved wooden interior & compartments make this truly a "must see" for everyone visiting Oslo.
  • Very exciting museum great presentation of the polar expeditions. The coffee shop is great for a snack and cheap. Fully wheelchair friendly.
  • The best Oslo museum. Lots to see and do. Ships inside and interactive things. Lots to read to... Wich is impossible in one single visit.

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