The Museum

Roald Amundsen Memorial Lectures

Each year The Fram Museum organizes the annual Roald Amundsen Memorial Lectures. 

The Memorial Lectures are held during the first weekend of December. They commemorate the life and achievements of Roald Amundsen. Traditionally, a new temporary exhibit is opened, newly published books are presented, and top lecturers from Norway and abroad will give lectures on polar topics. This is typically followed by the recreation of an historical dinner, with the same speeches held and the same 8- or 9-coarse menu served.


The 2016 menu recreated the City of Kristiania’s dinner 10 September 1896 for Fridtjof Nansen and his men to welcome them home from Fram’s drift across the Polar Sea.