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Fram Museum

Relive the extraordinary adventures of great Norwegian navigators during a visit to the Fram Museum.
On the Bygdoy Peninsula in Oslo, Norway, next to other museums, the Fram Museum invites visitors to become marine explorers. You will be able to board the rugged Fram ship known for sailing in polar waters during several explorations. Opened on May 20, 1936, the museum recounts the adventures of explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen, during their polar expeditions. A Norwegian pride, the Fram Museum presents black and white photos as well as written testimonies that tell the difficult conditions of navigation in the poles, in the Arctic and in Antarctica.
Fram Museum
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FAQs for Fram Museum

  • When was the Fram ship designed?
    In 1892, Norwegian naval architect Colin Archer designed the Fram ship, a three-masted schooner.

  • What expeditions did the fram ship contribute to?
    The Fram ship contributed to three major expeditions to the North and South Poles. The first two Arctic expeditions were made by Fridtjof Nansen from 1893 to 1896 and by Otto Sverdrup from 1898 to 1902. The third expedition, carried out by Roald Amundsen from 1910 to 1912, allowed the exploration of Antarctica.

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