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The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

The National Maritime Museum has been housed in The Arsenal building since 1973. It was built in 1656 as a storehouse for the Admiralty of Amsterdam and when I visited had this large ship rather spoiling the view.

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The Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses the ships and other artefacts from the Kon-Tiki expedition in which Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947.

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The Fram Museum, Oslo

I’d heard good things about the Fram Museum so it was one of the museums I definitely wanted to visit. The highlight is of course the Fram itself – which among other voyages lead Roald Amundsen to become the first person to reach the South Pole. Being able to actually climb on board the ship and go down into the rooms below makes it a very special museum.

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The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

The Viking Ship museum was, as I’d suspected, a fairly small museum given the large crowds it attracts. It does however contain the world’s best preserved Viking ship that makes quite an impressive spectacle on entering the building. I also liked the viewing platforms which meant you could get a better overview of the ships (and better pictures not distorted by crowds).

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