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Polar ceramics exhibition

And now for something completely different: A polar ceramics exhibition featuring the artworks of Theodor Friestad. The different pieces range from pots and urns to small fountains and large and small arctic animals. Originally the works were intended for display at a major international polar exhibition in Bergen in 1940, but then war got in […]

Roald Amundsen Memorial Lectures 2022

We are pleased to announce that booking for this years Amundsen Memorial Lectures are now open. The lectures are an annual event here at the Fram Museum and consist of two days of lectures, a movie in our cinema, a field trip (optional, limited seats) to two significant historical locations as well as a recreation […]

Amundsen 150

Our outdoor exhibition to commemorate the 150th birthday of polar explorer Roald Amundsen is currently open and free for all to see right next to the City Hall in Oslo. The exhibition tells the story of Amundsens life, expeditions and his relationship to Oslo. It features stunning photographs from his expeditions and the city around […]

Breaking news: Endurance found!

After being lost for 107 years, Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance has been found in great condition in the depths of the Weddell Sea. History Hit were part of the Endurance22 expedition, which was funded by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust. First on the scene, they could therefore break the news today. BBC also has an […]

A dinner to remember

Here is a quick look at the menu from this past weekends Amundsen Memorial Lecture. The dinner was a recreation of a dinner from 1896, held in honor of Fridtjof Nansen’s return from the Fram expedition. The same music was performed, the same speeches (recreated extremely well by various volunteers from the audience) and the […]

A weekend of interesting lectures

Friday December 3rd and Saturday December 4th saw us glued to our auditorium seats here at the Fram Museum while a series of lectures on polar and historical subjects took place. The following lectures were held: Geir O. Kløver gave an introduction to the upcoming book publication on Roald Amundsen’s correspondence with his brother, Leon. […]

A State Visit Looks in on Fram

Yesterday Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, visited us here at the Fram Museum. The purpose of their visit was a round table discussion with young representatives from Arctic Frontiers on the topics of pathways to future Arctic societies, environmental issues […]