The Norsk Sjofartsmuseum is located the farthest south of all the museums that are on the Bygdoy peninsula. The museum is located near the Frammuseet and the Kon-Tiki Museet, on the shore. It was founded in the year 1914.
The museum won an architectural award for its unique design. The exhibits at the museum consist of maritime history and the coast culture. Exhibits include fishing, boat models, marine paintings, marine archeology, shipping, and ship building.
When at the museum you may watch the video called Maritime Norway. This is a film by Ivo Caprino. In addition, the museum has an extensive library, which is also a part of your museum experience. Some of the ships that are on display include the Arctic ship named Gjoa. The Stavanger, which was designed by Colin Archer to be used by the Norwegian Society of Sea Rescue, is on display as well. The Svanen or Swan, which is a 3 masted schooner, is in the museum as well. There are other boats on exhibit in the harbor near the museum.
Some of the past directors for the museum include Gunnar Isachsen, Kristian Kielland, and Svein Molaug. Admission to the museum is €79 for adults and €40 for students. Children ages 6-16 cost €30 and anyone under the age of 6 gets in free. There are family and group rates available as well.
Norsk Sjofartsmuseum Photo Gallery
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