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Vigeland Museum

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Address: Nobels gate 32, Oslo 0268, Norway
Phone Number: 23 49 37 00
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Description: The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single...
The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round.The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children's playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life.
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Hmm... a walk in his park (Vigelandsparken) is better

Well, I enjoyed the museum, but not sure if I would recommend it if you only have a few days in Oslo. Do the park instead.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Well, I enjoyed the museum, but not sure if I would recommend it if you only have a few days in Oslo. Do the park instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love this park, never mind the season. In the summer with lots of people lying around or doing sport, or in the winter with the snow and the ice silently covering the granite statues. A place for contemplation and reflection. A nice open space with statues describing the life it self.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Gustav Vigeland is a celebrated sculptor who was also super prolific. I don't know about the house/museum but the park is a fascinating place with 212 different sculptors by Vigeland. There is a visceral aspect to his statues that draws you in -- you might not like them but you'll definitely respond to them. I was there in winter and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love this park. It is an adventure between art and nature. The centre of this park contains over 200 sculptures named the Vigeland Installation. The famous sculpture are; the Main Gate, the Bridge with the Children’s Playground, the Fountain, the Monolith Plateau, and the Wheel of Life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A must. A facinating aura. You feel like in another world. The sculptures speak to you in a laguage you have not known before. It is magic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The five points are awarded to the Park, not the Museum!!! You ask me to rate and review the Vigeland Museum but what everyone else is writing about is the Vigeland Park as if this is really the museum. That's abolutely wrong. The museum is an indoor display showing both the background and several sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Vigeland Park is a must whe in Oslo. It is spectacular on a nice spring/summer day, and you can walk around for hours. The Vigeland Museum is also nice, in particular when the weather is bad. However, plan for the Park!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Absolutely worth visiting this sculpture park. The rest of the park is a very popular place for strolling throughout the year. In summer you'll find groups having a BBQ on the lawn, some are sunbathing (when the sun is out!). Great for taking some spectacular pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We can understand why this is ranked No 1 attraction in Oslo. The statues are magnificently presented in various areas all over the park. We saw the Park in Winter and it was just magnificent. You just stroll and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Take a walk, enjoy the statues especially the monolith. It is a great place at day. And even better at nigth when the sun is going down. Visit in the summer at day or nigth, in the winter I whuld prefer at day time or when there is snowing at nigth

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