The Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum pays homage to the remarkable expeditions of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

The Kon-Tiki Museum

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Named after Heyerdahl’s famous balsa wood raft, the museum showcases his groundbreaking voyages and contributions to anthropology and maritime exploration.

Central to the museum’s collection is the original Kon-Tiki raft, which Heyerdahl and his crew sailed across the Pacific Ocean in 1947 to demonstrate the feasibility of ancient transoceanic travel. Visitors can marvel at the raft, preserved in its entirety, and learn about the daring journey through immersive exhibits and multimedia presentations.

In addition to the Kon-Tiki expedition, the museum delves into Heyerdahl’s other notable adventures, including the Ra expeditions across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Artifacts, photographs, and documentary footage offer insights into Heyerdahl’s theories on cultural diffusion and human migration patterns.

Beyond the exhibits, the museum houses a library, archives, and research facilities dedicated to preserving Heyerdahl’s legacy and promoting interdisciplinary exploration. Educational programs and guided tours provide visitors with deeper insights into Heyerdahl’s pioneering spirit and the mysteries of the sea.

With its captivating exhibits and engaging narratives, the Kon-Tiki Museum offers a captivating glimpse into the adventurous spirit of Thor Heyerdahl and the enduring allure of exploration. Whether you’re a history buff, a maritime enthusiast, or simply curious about the wonders of the world, the museum invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery.

Photo: VisitOSLO/Derek Liang

Photo: VisitOSLO/Derek Liang

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