Kon-Tiki Museum

kon-tiki-logoObtained this in Oslo, Norway, May, 2015, at the Kon-Tiki Museum. It is a 3-D representation of the Kon-Tiki logo.

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. At the Kon-Tiki Museum, guests can experience original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a 30-metre cave tour, an underwater exhibit with a 10-metre model of a whale shark, Thor Heyerdahl’s library, Thor Heyerdahl the person, and Tiki pop culture. The original, Oscar-winning Kon-Tiki documentary is screened every day at 12 noon in the cinema on the lower level. The museum has a well-stocked souvenir shop.

Thor Heyerdahls recreations of prehistoric voyages showed that early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented. His reputation as a scientist was consolidated through his archaeological excavations on the fabled, mysterious Easter Island. Curiosity was Thor Heyerdahl’s driving force. If you want to learn more about his exciting work, you can visit the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo. 
Thor Heyerdahl’s archives at the Kon-Tiki Museum have now been included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World register.







Location:              20-F4