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Norsk Maritimt Museum, Oslo

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The Norwegian Maritime Museum, previously known as the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum, founded in 1914, is located at Bygdøynesveien on the Bygdøy peninsula, on the western side of Oslo, Norway.The museum's building won an architectural award. Its exhibits on coast culture and maritime history include boat models, fishing, marine archeology, marine paintings, ship building, and shipping. The video "Maritime Norway" by Ivo Caprino and a library are also a part of the museum experience.The Norwegian Maritime Museum is situated near several other museums, including the Fram Museum; the Kon-Tiki Museum; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; and the Viking Ship Museum.ShipsThe Arctic ship Gjøa and the Stavanger are on display. Gjøa was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage in a 1903-06 expedition of Roald Amundsen. The Stavanger was designed by Colin Archer for the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue, and the three-masted schooner Svanen ("Swan"). Other boats are exhibited in the harbour.Past directors Gunnar Isachsen Kristian Kielland Svein Molaug
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  • Beautiful exhibition of maritime art: construction techniques, history, models to fly yourself (indoor pool), movie, rescue, a corner "Gallery" with friendly collection of "marine" of Norwegian painters.
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  • Old ships to new technology. Even if you are not interested in the sea, you might still find things to intrest you. Great for the whole family.  more »
  • Museums recounting the adventure of "Kon Tiki" and that of "Fram" which tells us about shipments to the discovery of the poles and of mythical Arctic routes are very interesting and well made, but seen with Norwegian eye, that's normal. Between the 2, we have almost spent the day, there is so much to look at. In addition, there are a few explanations in french, which is rather nice. A nice visit.
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  • Really cool museum of main thin of Norwegian people - Sea and it's ships. Great exhibition from first boats to big modern ships. You can touch and try everything. Great place must see!
  • The area outside the museum was really nice and clean. I liked the big boat
  • I was surprised at how fascinating I found the maritime museum to be. The exhibits effectively explore Norway's seafaring past, present, and future. Aside from the Viking Ship Museum, this was the most interesting stop on the island.
  • Nice museum for the shipping traditions of Norway and also their future. Great exhibits and nice views.
  • Zilion exhibits. Real nice museum. But be sure to book one day for this museum only