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Vigeland Museum

Nobels gate 32, Oslo 0268, Norway
23 49 37 00
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Ranked #14 of 213 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Parks, Art Museums
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New Delhi, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Included with Vigeland Park - which is a must visit. short tram ride form the city, no entry fee, Vigeland sculptures are stunning and are insanely detailed and lifelike

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum shows how the work was undertaken and is very interesting. The park is magical with water features and amazing statues, a total delight and fantastic works of art. Norwegians must be very proud to have supported and benefited from supporting such an accomplished artist. Don't miss it!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I echo the advice of another reviewer: see the park before the museum. Unlike many artists who go through multiple phases of artistic expression, Vigeland seems to have found his niche quite early and continued along the same line for the rest of his life. (Well, I would defer to a Vigeland scholar on this!)The sculptures are overwhelming: the style... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took inexpensive, public , tram transport.to this , free tourist attraction. We spent several hours exploring the unique sculptures, life's work of Norwegian, sculpture artist , Vigeland. If you only have limited time i n Oslo, see this , the Royal Palace and, the Viking Ships museum..Skal !

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not sure if I would have enjoyed this as much without the OsloPass (24-hours for public transportation and museums at one price), but with it we didn't worry about a short visit. I think I would recommend what we did: Go to the park first to experience the sculptures, then go to the museum to see the overall plan and... More

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not too many things are free in Oslo, but Vigeland is one of the attractions that is free. Starting at the entrance gates to the Sculpture Gardens you will realize that the statues embrace life from its beginning, the statues of babies are found under the bridge, to that of old age and everything inbetween. Vigeland is also a park... More

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you plan to do the Frognerparken thoroughly, this museum is a great way to start (or end). It gives all the info you need on this very special man: Gustav Vigeland.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not a very large museum but they have great coffee and interesting exhibits that will give you insight about Oslo and how it came to be.

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I ended up at this museum 10 minutes before closing and was assured by the attendant that it would be plenty of time. She was too right. The museum is very small and just an indoor collection of the same statues you can see at the Vigeland Park for free. As far as I can tell nothing more was offered.... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum gave a really great view of all the monuments in a smaller versions as well as the complete history of the park.

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