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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. Take a look at our Oslo visit planner to schedule your visit to Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Being able to see the raft was a dream come true, since I loved the book when I was a teenager. It is a "must see" if going toOslo.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    For those who read the Kon-Tiki book during their school years, this is an opportunity to see the actual craft. Take time to view the short film about the expedition , its very informative  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Amazing display and incredible that it is all true! What an adventure they had. Worth while visiting, thoroughly enjoyed it.  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Museum is good to spend some time if the weather is bad and you're interested in the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl. There's some things to see, a lot to read and some movies to watch. Staff was helpful and sold us tickets for the ferry back to Oslo for less than you pay directly on the Ship.
  • March 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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.

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