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Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo

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Dedicated to one of Norway's most well-known pioneering spirits, Kon-Tiki Museum displays the vessels, artifacts, and personal effects of Thor Heyerdahl. Heyerdahl famously set sail in 1947 on a raft from South America and traveled to Polynesia in order to reinforce his theory about pre-Columbian island colonization. Visit the museum to see the Kon-Tiki craft used on this excursion, as well as other reed boats Heyerdahl employed on later expeditions. Wander the different exhibits focused on Heyerdahl's life, his vessels, and the life and culture of the islands he visited. Don't miss the collection of more than 8,000 books--a tribute to Heyerdahl's prolific career as a scientist, researcher, and writer. Plan to see Kon-Tiki Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oslo itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is well put together with lots of ways to check out the ships and artifacts. There are news articles and a lot of items about history that led to this adventure. Don't make the mistake of ...  more »
  • We went into the non tiki because we came to see the other attractions in the area and this was also free with the Oslo city pass. We expected to just do a quick walk thru, but ended up staying almost...  more »
  • This museum shows Thow Heyerdahls adventures in pictures, movies and artefacts. Really exciting. Was here in 1994 and now in May 2017 again. The museum had done a large face lift and had a lot of pict...  more »
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  • Interesting museum dedicated to the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl. Beginning with a rafting trip across the pacific, starting in South America, he assembled a team of adventurers who proved it is possible that a balsa wood raft could make its way across the ocean. In the past this well known story but less well known these days. The museum houses multiple rafts and describes real life adventures.
  • Well put together, informative and interesting museum in a nice location close to other museums. There's a bit of a bus ride to get there. School classes enter for free. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
  • This was more interesting than i thought it would be and part of the triangle of museums near the ferry pier. It proves that it is possible to sail from Peru to the Easter Islands on a raft made of balsa wood. I couldn't do it, but i love the spirit of adventure.
  • Pretty good collection of things in this little Museum..easily accessible by public transport...If planning to visit more than 1 museum you better buy Oslo pass...which lets you in all the neighboring museums for free.
  • Let your imagination run wild. If you have a sense of adventure, this museum is a must see.