Fram Polar Ship Museum, Oslo

4.6
#3 of 686 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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  • We had a great tour guide who told us the history of Polar exploration and the story of the Fram. The Fram is huge and the building is built around it.  more »
  • Really enjoyable museum. Great exhibits , movies on the Artic and the Antartica explorers very informative. Really gives a great understanding of these magnificent explorers Well laid out and easy to ...  more »
  • Fantastic museum with excellent exhibits. Lots of interesting information and background about the vessel and Roald Amundsen and his trip to the South Pole.  more »
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  • Really awesome! Free with the Oslo Pass. Trip advisor said it was the best museum in Norway and while that may not be true for everyone, there is so much to do here! Three floors of awesomeness. The museum is shaped to fit the boat that you can go in and on. Lots of history to learn.
  • Fantastic museum, well documented information. I spent 6 hours in two visits and still have not seen it all (I read almost everything). These polar explorations are truly humbling and inspiring.
  • Amazing experience. You can get inside two boats (I think the original ones that made expeditions to the poles). There's also two small cinemas that expose documentaries. A lot of information and very visual. I absolutely recommend the visit. You can get there by tram, bus or boat (48/60NOK)
  • Fram Polar Ship Museum is located near the Kon-Tiki Museum & the building is very different from regular structures. And it is because it contains an actual full-size ship. You can explore the ship inside out & it's been converted into a nice museum. There's a lot of information about Fram expeditions. Below that, there's a movie theatre which shows a short film on Arctic expeditions (in many languages. Choose yours). The film is really good & worth waiting for. The artifacts, photographs & animals are rare & in a good condition. This has to be on your Oslo's must-visit places' list.
  • Nice museum with a really interesting historical and fantastic restoration of the ship. Great for kids as you can go on board and explore inside the cabins. So hard to believe this ship braved both poles!
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