Another museum situated on the Bygdøy Peninsula in Oslo, the Kon Tiki Museum holds modern boats, maps, exhibits from Heyerdahl’s expedition, as well as a library containing around 8000 books. In 1947, a group of determined explorers and adventurers set sail for a historical journey over the Pacific on a raft that they had made themselves. The exhibits contain informative texts in many languages and tell the story of Heyerdahl’s life and work, from his first journey to Fatu Hiva, through his expeditions on board Kon-Tiki, Ra, Ra II, and Tigris rafts, to his journeys to the Galapagos Islands and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tucuma in Peru.
Visiting the Museum, you will be able to see models of sharks and other fish in an underwater exhibit on board the Kon-Tiki, witnessing the 30-meter replica of a cave on Easter Island, and you will also be able to buy a souvenir. The Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibits also contains stories of Johaness Crab and Safi the Monkey, designed to grab the attention even of the youngest visitors.
The Kon-Tiki Museum tells the exciting story of the expedition with original photos, items and the raft used for the journey.
The Kon-Tiki Museum is situated near other museums, such as the Fram, The Norwegian Cultural History Museum, The Viking Ship Museum and The Norwegian Maritime Museum.
If you wish to visit The Kon-Tiki Museum, The Fram and The Norwegian Maritime Museum, we recommend that you buy tickets which include access to all three museums, available for purchase in all three institutions.
The Academy-award-winning documentary, Kon-Tiki (1950), is screened every day at noon in the museum cinema.
The Museum has been visited by over 20 million people since it opened its doors in 1950.
Ticket price for the museum Kon-Tiki
Regular ticket price 11.20 eur
Reduced ticket price 8,40 eur – for students
Reduced ticket price 4.80 eur - for children up to 16 years old
Free entrance - children up to 6 years old
Family entrance 22,40 eur
Working hoiurs of the museum Kon-Tik
Museum is open every day
November – February from 10:00h to 16:00h
Mart – May from 10:00h to17:00h
June – August from 11:00h to 17:00h
September – October from 10:00h to 17:00h
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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