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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Kon-Tiki Museum Reviews
A different type of adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s Kontiki is inspiring and the stories about his experimental hazardous expeditions truly quite amazing. My husband had read about Thor Heyerdahl and... more »
This was his second visit and knew the names of the boats and the historical journeys they made to prove what historians suspected. The kids didn’t come but I enjoyed it! more »
I've read about the museum beforehand and I thought it could be quite interesting, but actually it's way more impressive than I thought. It is about he story of a Norwegian that had built a raft to be able to prove his theory that ancient civilization left Peru and went all the way to some remote islands in the Pacific. The story is so great that got an Oscar for it's documentary in 1951 and recently there is a Norwegian movie about it as well. Quite impressive, definitely worth a visit!
A very interesting small museum. It shows a very impressive voyage made by explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The introductory film isn’t that great, you can skip it and won’t miss out on much.
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