Kon-Tiki Museum

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The Kon-Tiki Museum (Norwegian: Kon-Tiki Museet) is a museum in the Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, Norway. It houses vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition, as well as a library with about 8000 books.[1] It was opened in a provisional building in 1949. In 1957, the current building—designed by architects F. S. Platou and Otto Torgersen—was opened.[2] In 1978, an extension of the museum designed by Torgersen was opened.

The Kon-Tiki Museum is situated near several other museums, including the Fram Museum; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Viking Ship Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

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  1. ^ "Om Museet" (in Norwegian). Kon-Tiki Museum. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Tvedt, Knut Are, ed. (2010). "Kon-Tiki Museet". Oslo byleksikon (in Norwegian) (5th ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 312–13. ISBN 978-82-573-1760-7. 

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Coordinates: 59°54′13″N 10°41′53″E / 59.90361°N 10.69806°E / 59.90361; 10.69806