The Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo

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Dedicated to one of Norway's most well-known pioneering spirits, The 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 The Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Thor Heyerdahl was a great sailor. His travels in a raft boat to prove his theory that settlers travelled further than we are aware is well depicted. Great photos.  more »
  • A lot of information which is displayed well about the Kon Tiki journeys and the people who built the ships and sailed them.  more »
  • Very interesting museum with first two rafts used by Kon-Tiki expedition. The original raft first used is on display as well as a replica of the second one used. You can go under the original raft and...  more »
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  • I was totally ignorant about this fantastic voyage. We ran into an American living in Oslo and he told us it was an interesting museum. My wife read the book as a kid and really wanted to see it. I loved this place and the whole adventure of Thor and his crew. Can’t wait to read the book when I get home! A really interesting museum. Crowded bus to and from was the only negative.
  • Not the first time I've been here, but still find things out each visit. Took my seven year old granddaughter this time and she was fascinated by the story and the exhibits. Thor Heyerdahl and his companions were childhood heroes of mine and I find myself slipping back to the child who dreamed of joining them crossing the Pacific or the Arabian Seas. 'Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people. Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
  • Very nice museum. Very helpful employees. Lots of information about thor and his journeys. Unfortunately i couldn't read alot of it because i had a inpatient toddler on my back 😁. But fortunately there was alot to see also.
  • Really amazing exhibits! I learned so much about the sailor Thor and his adventures. They have a great gift shop as well. Free with the Oslo Pass. There were exhibits, movies, artifacts, and more. There is truly something for everyone at this museum. It's also in close proximity to two others and the bus/ferry.
  • An informative exhibition of this famous archaeological raft expedition to explore how people before the age of steam might have travelled across the Pacific.
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