The Frammuseet or Fram Museum is a museum, which tells the story of polar exploration by the Norwegians. The museum is located in Oslo, Norway, on the peninsula of Bygdoy. It is near several other museums such as the Kon-Tiki Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, and Cultural History Museum, as well as several others.
Frammuseet was inaugurated in the year 1936 on the 20th of May. It was built in honor of the polar exploration and in particular 3 great Norwegian explorers, Roald Amundsen, Otto Sverdrup, and Fridtjof Nansen. There are also exhibits that portray the fauna of the regions such as penguins and polar bears.
The center of the museum is based on the exploration vehicle called the Fram. The Fram’s original interior is still intact and when you visit the museum you can go inside of the ship in order to see it. The ship was commissioned and built by Colin Archer, a Scots-Norwegian shipbuilder. The specifications were provided by Fridtjof Nansen, who was an artic explorer. Nansen financed the building of the ship using grant money that was provided by the government along with private funders.
The Frammuseet signed an agreement with the Norwegian Maritime Museum to take over the Gjoa exhibition. Roald Amundsen along with his crew of 6 people took the Gjoa across the Northwest Passage in a journey that took 3 years and was completed in 1906.
Frammuseet Photo Gallery
Frammuseet video guide
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