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The Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet
The Kon-Tiki Museum Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet
The Kon-Tiki Museum Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet
The Kon-Tiki Museum Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet
The Kon-Tiki Museum
The Kon-Tiki Museum Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet/Peter Szamer

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Thor Heyerdahl was one of the world's most famous scientists, adventurers and environmental campaigners of all time. The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original vessels and artifacts from Heyerdahl's world-renowned expeditions.

Experience the original Kon-Tiki raft, the reed boat Ra II, an exhibition about the Tigris and an Easter Island exhibition that includes a 10-metre replica of a statue from Easter Island.

The museum also has a film screening room and souvenir shop.

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on Kon-Tiki in 1947 - an expedition made even more famous by the 2012 film "Kon-Tiki", which was nominated for an Academy Award!

Heyerdahl followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. His recreations of prehistoric voyages showed that early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.

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  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries
  • Family activities Family activities

Hours

1/2/2014 - 2/28/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3/1/2014 - 5/16/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5/18/2014 - 5/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
Mon - Sun
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9/1/2014 - 10/31/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11/1/2014 - 12/23/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Transportation


Ferry No.91 Rådhuskai 3 > Bygdøynes (April-Oct.) Bus No.30 > Bygdøynes

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • parking
    • coach/truck parking
  • Disabled persons

    • access for wheelchairs
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • permanent exhibitions
    • museum shop
    • theme exhibitions
    • lecture
    • guided tour by appointment
    • sculptures
  • Discounts

    • free with the Oslo Pass

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The Kon-Tiki Museum

Thor Heyerdahl was one of the world's most famous scientists, adventurers and environmental campaigners of all time. The Kon-Tiki Museum houses...

The Kon-Tiki Museum

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