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Norsk Maritimt Museum, Oslo

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3.2/5 based on 160 reviews on the web
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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  • Good museum, but really limited in content. Wasn't bad, but considering the building next door has a whole ship inside it, I was expecting more in this one. 
  • Great is the great Norwegian Maritime Museum (formerly; Norwegian maritime museum) at the water's edge at the end of the promontory, where one looks over to Oslo, Nesodden and the Oslo fjord. The Museum is full of important antique treasures, models, paintings, and plenty of maritime artifacts. Good information centre, with the sale of the concept, as well as a café. Outside there are many maritime artifacts and a collection of older fjord boats. Cosy area and views, and gives a good understanding of the importance the Lake-and sea-and have means to ship the nation of Norway. A must! d:o)
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  • Almost touching the Fram and konTiki museum with outside sculptures, history of marine life and good waterfront 
  • 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.
  • Loved the cold room. Simulation of artic exploration complete with freezing air, rocking floor, creepy disease ridden sailors.
  • Interesting collection of watercraft, models, nautical paraphernalia, paintings, history and dioramas. The black and white footage of rounding the Cape of Good Hope is compelling.
  • very interesting museum and video
  • Nice and modern museum.
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