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Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo

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Dedicated to one of Norway's most well-known pioneering spirits, 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 Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The museum holds excellent Heyerdahl items and the two rafts are very interesting to see. Worth the time, especially the combination admission ticket the the Fram. 
    The museum holds excellent Heyerdahl items and the two rafts are very interesting to see. Worth the time, especially the combination admission ticket the the Fram.  more »
  • An interesting museum about a raft that crossed the ocean. The museum is a bit small. But has 2 rafts and all sorts of other things to do. Nice to go in if you have some extra time. 
    An interesting museum about a raft that crossed the ocean. The museum is a bit small. But has 2 rafts and all sorts of other things to do. Nice to go in if you have some extra time.  more »
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  • Quite small but cool museum about the ocean exploration. A museum dedicated to Thor Heyerdhal, a famous explorer, who sailed long distances using boats made from natural materials. It is one of the top museums in Norway and definitely deserves a visit.
  • This was a great museum! It was so multifarious, with its cave, whale shark (+ even more sea animals), and the big as boat. However, I take one star away, because I think the fact that there are objects taken from another culture, is pretty problematic.

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