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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Cute museum with through information about the expeditions. A bit aboriginal knowledge. Next to the Fram museum so you can easily visit two.
  • This is one of my favourite museums. It shows human ingenuity and determination. The site is wheelchair friendly.
  • You have to visit this fascinating museum. All the stories are inspiring and refreshing. I learned much about self sustainable living, flora and fauna of South America, the Islands and people of Polynesia and sea voyaging.
  • Came on a whim 45mins before closing. Honestly one of the best museums I've been to. Beautifully themed; clearly crafted with lots of love and dedication. Must see.
  • The amazing adventures of Thor Heyerdahl. Extremely informative but not interactive enough for today's children.

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