Fram Museum, Oslo

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    The ship is impressive
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    THE GJOA

    by balhannah Updated Aug 30, 2012

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    The Gjoa was the first ship to be sailed through the entire Northwest Passage.
    Roald Amundsen and his six companions accomplished this in 1903-06.

    We saw the Gjoa is a part of the Fram Museum. It was a wet day, and the Ship is outside in the weather. At that time, it wasn't open to the public and was partially covered, so we couldn't see the whole ship.
    By now -2012, it will have a protective cover and be open for public viewing.

    Bus: No.30 > Bygdøynes
    Ferry: No.91 > Bygdøynes (Apr.-Oct.)

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    THE BOAT WORKSHOP

    by balhannah Written Aug 30, 2012

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    Boat Workshop

    This workshop is where volunteers were building a wooden Boat. It didn't interest me, so I didn't go inside, but my husband did, and found it quite interesting. He was able to talk with one of the builders and found out they were building a boat in the same style as 100years ago.
    Probably more of interest for men.

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    FRAM MUSEUM

    by balhannah Written Aug 29, 2012

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    The Fram museum is located at Bygdoy, and is just a short walk from the ferry dock. This was the first Museum we looked in.

    The Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south.

    The Museum contains exhibitions of the most famous voyages of global historical significance.
    One of the most interesting displays, is of the polar ship Fram. The Fram, who returned home from Buenos Aires in 1914, was left to fall into disrepair until 1930, when it was finally restored. Six years later, the Fram Museum was opened.

    We were able to board the ship and check out the cabins, lounges, cargo hold and engine room. When looking around the Ship, it was a wonder how the crew and dogs survived when sailing the Artic and Antartic Oceans. Check out the "Dark Walk" where the temperature is -10° C. to get the feel of the cold!

    This Museum was interesting, and it was great being able to board the ships and have a look around.
    Before leaving, we had a look in the shop which sells exclusive polar merchandise.

    FOR OPENING TIMES, Please check the website....
    http://www.frammuseum.no/Visit-the-Museum/Opening-hours.aspx

    ADMISSION IN 2012....Adults 80 nok...Children [7-15years] 30 nok

    FREE ADMISSION WITH OSLO PASS

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    The Fram museum.

    by Regina1965 Updated Jun 12, 2012

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    The Fram museum is one of the awesome museums on Bygdöy island. As you enter the museum you are encountered by the huge Polarship FRAM, on which Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen sailed. It has sailed both to the South and the North Pole!

    It is amazing, almost scary as the museum is not big, but built around the original FRAM ship. The ship is the strongest wooden ship ever built. You can enter the ship and have a look around. And there are so many things from the excursions on display on several floors all around the ship. There is a model of the ship with its crew, a polar bear, life on board the ship, food on board, stories from the dangerous

    There is a polar simulator which one can enter and experience the freezing cold. I decided on not entering it alone, but later found out that it is only -10 degrees C in there, so coming from Iceland, that would have been a piece of cake ;) so to speak.

    Outside the museum there is a statue of the polar explorers standing seperately - it is a popular to stand in between them and have a photo taken. I did :)

    Opening hours: during the summer time every day at 9-18. During other months of the year at different times.

    Admission fee: NOK 80.

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  • Great Polar Museum

    by PolarFreak Written Jan 20, 2012

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    The museum is totally renovated, and is surely Oslo's best tourist attraction! The ship itself is breathtaking, and the modern surroundings with slideshows and beautiful artefacts tells interesting stories. The kids loved "the dark walk", a polar simulator, freezing fun!!!

    Also a very educational museum, telling the stories of the early polar pioneers.

    visit their website, www.frammuseum.no to find out more ;D

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    Fram Museum

    by darkjedi Written Jul 23, 2008

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    The Fram Museum shows the history of the great and famous polar explorers. Its main attraction is the impressive wooden polarship, Fram, from 1892, The ship is displayed in its original condition with interior and objects perfectly preserved and its possible for visitors to go on board and below decks.

    There are also many displays concerning the explorations of the Polar regions and the animals that live there, and also a vast collection of polar books in the gift shop.

    Period Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
    1. Jan - 28. Feb 10.00 - 15.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. Mar - 30. Apr 10.00 - 16.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. May - 31. May 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00
    1. Jun - 31. Aug 09.00 - 18.00 09.00 - 18.00
    1. Sep - 30. Sep 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00
    1. Oct - 31. Oct 10.00 - 16.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. Nov - 31. Dec 10.00 - 15.00 10.00 - 16.00

    Closed: 17. May, 24. + 25. December.

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    Board the world strongest vessel Fram

    by SailorRoar Written Jun 15, 2008

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    Bygdøy is home to some of the most fascinating museums in Norway. Right on the docks at Bygdønes is the Fram museum (co-located with the amazing Kon-Tiki Museum and the Naval museum, see my Oslo page for tip on the Kon-Tiki museum). This museum houses the worlds most famous polar exploring vessel, and tells the tales of two of Norway's most famous men. Fritjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen (first man on the south pole). Fram has been further north and south than any other surface vessel. You are allowed to go onboard and explore the ship, on and below deck. Absolutely recommended! Also don't miss out on the Kon-Tiki museum that is right next door, and the Vikingship Museum a few bus stops up the road. If you still haven't seen enough boats and ships, the Naval museum is also right next door from the Fram and Kon-Tiki museum.

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    Polar Exploration

    by Donna_in_India Updated Jan 23, 2008

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    Sandy on Polarship Fram

    The Fram museum displays the history of the polar explorers. This was particularly interesting since we had just come from that (north) region.

    On display was the huge polarship, Fram. We were able to go aboard and see how the men lived at sea - the tiny cabins where they slept for months on end, the galley, etc.

    It is said that the Fram is the strongest (wooden) ship ever built. It was designed in a way to let the ice push the ship up so it could “float” on the ice. It has also traveled further north and further south than any other vessel.

    It must have been incredibly exciting to journey on this vessel.

    All 3 museums on Bygdoy - the Kon Tiki Museum, the Fram Museum, and the Viking Ship Museum are all must sees in Oslo.

    1. Jan - 28. Feb 10.00 - 15.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. Mar - 30. Apr 10.00 - 16.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. May - 31. May 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00
    1. Jun - 31. Aug 09.00 - 18.00 09.00 - 18.00
    1. Sep - 30. Sep 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00
    1. Oct - 31. Oct 10.00 - 16.00 10.00 - 16.00
    1. Nov - 31. Dec 10.00 - 15.00 10.00 - 16.00

    Closed: 17. May, 24. + 25. December.

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    Sailing ship; the FRAM Museum

    by 2_lovelygirls_FR Updated May 10, 2007

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    Exhibit of the polar exploration ship Fram used by both Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen on their polar expeditions.

    Why don't you buy the Oslo pass (24 or 48 hours) and hop on and off buses, trams and museums as well. It's really good value (it's between €20 and €30) and you can get it in the tourist office.

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    Ahead of them all: FRAM

    by nvm25 Updated Jul 14, 2006

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    while in Oslo,learn more about Arctic expeditions

    This hangar-like museum building which you can spot from many places in Oslo is just the right size to house the original FRAM ship. FRAM ventured on three different but equaly extreme expeditions. Fridtjof Nansens cross-country skiing enterprise across Greenland and the vessels drift across the Polar ocean, Otto Sverdrups charting of the Arctic Ocean and Roald Amundsens exciting race towards the South Pole.
    An appropriate atmosphere is arranged for in the museum: the stuffed polar bears at the entrance already make you get cold. A curious fact of history: when Fridtjof Nansen headed to sea on the first ”Fram” expedition, Roald Amundsen asked if he could join, but Nansen felt he was too young. Maybe because of this lesson Amundsen acted so sly during his own expedition: noone, including the crew (except for the captain) got to know that FRAM was heading not to the "already explored" North pole, but to the South Pole until the ship left Oslo! Certainly not poor Amundsen's rival Robert Scott, who never returned from his expedition to the South Pole. Read more about Scott-Amundsen race on http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/history/pole-race2.shtml, and of course - at the museum

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    An indoor polar ship

    by Bernd_L Updated May 29, 2006

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    Fram Museum

    This museum exhibits the polar ship Fram which was built in 1892 and used for three arctic expeditions by Fridjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen. It is exhibited with its original inventory. Besides the ship the museum offers a lot of interesting information about the history of arctic explorations.

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    Polarskip Fram

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Oct 6, 2005

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    One of my best museum of Bigdoy is the Polar vessel Fram. The Fram is a scooner which length overall is 39 metres and it was launched on 26th October 1892. From 1893 to 1896 the Fram was used by the explorer Fridtjof Nansen to reach the North Pole. He had got the idea to confine the ship in the Artic Ice and try to reach the North Pole thanks the movement of the ice. He reached the islands of the New Siberia and after 18 months he reached with the dog the latitude of 86°44'.
    The Fram was used also by Roald Amundsen in 1911 to land on the Barrier of Ross and to reach the South Pole. It was also used b Otto Sverdrup to explore the Canadian islands between 1898 and 1902.

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    Fram Museum-Fram Ship

    by bpwillet Written Jul 3, 2005

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    The Fram-Fram Museum

    The Fram, which was built in 1892, is accessible to the public. You are allowed into the cabin areas to see the way the explorers lived, slept and worked on the Fram. It is worth the visit but watch your head and your step

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    Fram Museum (Frammuseet)

    by bpwillet Written Jul 3, 2005

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    Fram Museum and Gj��a

    This museum, since its opening in 1936, has been dedicated to Arctic exploration and specifically to the Fram. Used in three separate expeditions, Roald Amundsen was the first person to raise a flag on the South Pole. Specially constructed to not break under the pressures of ice and an excellent vessel to handle many dangerous sea conditions. The museum uses the restored Fram ship as its centerpiece. The Gjøa was used on Amundsen’s first polar exploration and sits outside the museum

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    Its a BIG ship u know!!

    by STeely Updated Jun 29, 2005
    On the ship

    After Leaving the boat and you start making your way towards the various museums one of the 1st things you’ll notice is the massive pyramid shape of the fram museum.
    I had no idea what was inside fram, so when i went inside and saw the massive boat i thought oh my good ive gotta get on and see inside the boat.
    Inside the boat you get to see the boat (obviously!) and the clothes the wore, food they ate etc

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