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Norwegian Maritime Museum

The sea has always played a huge role in the history and heritage of Norway – find out why at this fascinating archive.

Understanding Norway’s close relationship with the sea is an important part of getting to know the country. Over two centuries of maritime history are on display at the Norwegian Maritime Museum, covering shipping, fishing and marine archaeology. View historic boats from Viking and Medieval times, learn about ancient navigation techniques and take a look at the lives of the pioneering sailors who set out in all weathers to chart the oceans.

The Dugout Boat, believed to be the oldest Norwegian boat in existence, is one of the historic traditional open boats on display. A fascinating contrast can be made with the sophisticated technology used in today’s ocean liners. Learn about different methods of propulsion and the complexities of cargo handling, then take the helm yourself and have a go at steering the remote-controlled models in the pool.

At the Boat Lab you can find out more about the techniques used to reconstruct historic craft. The work of Norwegian artists inspired by the sea is on display in the Gram collection on the first floor.

One of the highlights of many people’s visit is the Supervideograph, a spectacular 20-minute journey along the coastline of Norway, which vividly captures the unique geology of the country’s vast seaboard. The panoramic film spans five screens and is played at regular intervals throughout the day. Admission is included in the museum ticket.

Youngsters will find plenty to amuse them in this lively museum, especially if you plan your visit for a Sunday afternoon, when they can join in with the special children’s boat-building workshops and make their own model boats to take home.

The Norwegian Maritime Museum is on the waterfront of the Bygdøy Peninsula, served all year round by bus and during the summer by ferry from City Hall pier. It is open every day except major public holidays. Certain parts of the museum are currently closed for renovation, reopening in 2014; check the latest situation on the official website.


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Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

1.7 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the city centre.

    Clarion Collection Hotel GabelshusAU$229

    THE THIEF

    THE THIEF

    2.5 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

      THE THIEF: Luxury hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located on the waterfront.

      THE THIEFAU$646

      Hotel Verdandi Oslo

      Hotel Verdandi Oslo

      4.2 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Hotel Verdandi Oslo: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a metro station.

        Hotel Verdandi OsloAU$122

        Grand Hotel Oslo

        Grand Hotel Oslo

        4.6 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Grand Hotel Oslo: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located near a metro station.

          Grand Hotel OsloAU$309

          Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

          Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

          4.2 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo: Family hotel with free WiFi and an indoor pool. Located near a train station.

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, OsloAU$199

            Hotell Bondeheimen

            Hotell Bondeheimen

            4.7 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

              Hotell Bondeheimen: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a train station.

              Hotell BondeheimenAU$149

              Smarthotel Oslo

              Smarthotel Oslo

              4.5 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                Smarthotel Oslo: Business-friendly hotel with free WiFi and a bar/lounge. Located near a train station.

                Smarthotel OsloAU$114

                Citybox Oslo

                Citybox Oslo

                5.3 km from Norwegian Maritime Museum
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  Citybox Oslo: Family hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located in a shopping district.

                  Citybox OsloAU$104

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