Thor Heyerdahl`s resarch foundation
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, Easter Island and Thor Heyerdahl Liabrary. It has a a 30 metre cave tour and an underwater exhibition containing a life-size 10-metre whale shark. The museum also has a cinema and souvenir shop. The original Kon-Tiki film is screened every day at 12.00.
The museum is situated at Bygdøy just outside the centre of Oslo. You can catch a bus to Bygdøy from either the Central Station or the National Theatre. The bus runs every 10 minutes. During the summer season (April - October) you can also catch a ferry to visit the Kon-Tiki Museum. The ferry departs from the quayside near City Hall. Frequent departures. In 2015 new exhibition about the reed boat Ra crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Tigris in the Indian Ocean and Tucume, Peru.