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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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  • Incredible story of the Kon-tiki, great images and objects. See both Kon-Tiki and Ra II in life-size!
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  • Had 6 hours in Oslo and decided to visit the Kon-Tiki and Fram Museum located next to each other. Approximately 15 minutes by bus 30 from downtown. The Museum was very interesting and had a lot more to offer than just kon-tiki. Particularly exciting if you've seen the movie. Can easily spend an hour there.
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  • Both kids and adults had a good understanding of the story inside the museum. Well done! We spend time reading and explore the museum with the kids. The video was awesome and well documented. 
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  • I am grateful for this museum. It was great to be here. I like that once upon a time lived a good and crazy. Who likes adventure travel. And he proves the impossible. Which was the difficult time. It is now easier to travel. Without that person, we would not get that far . Like today. Today we are one step ahead. Today, we have the weight of our traveling easier.
  • I have read the story of Heyerdahl and Kon-tiki several times. And finally I could see the legendary boat with my eyes. The story of Heyerdahl is really inspiring. Such a perseverant and multi-talented man is rare in history.
  • Really interesting and enjoyable museum for adults and children with extremely well done English translations for all the boards, and many language options on the main boards. As well as the main exhibition space, there is an underground cave.
  • Best museum in Oslo I think, mainly because what these guys did is inspiring and the actual raft is built inside the museum! So cool.
  • Fantastic story. Loved the 1 hour film on it.