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Vigeland Museum

Nobels gate 32, Oslo 0268, Norway
23 49 37 00
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Ranked #13 of 213 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Art Museums
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Prince Albert
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very interesting museum, that completely changed my idea of what the Vikings were. I'd always thought of them as primitive warriors, and this showed how well developed their culture was. With three preserved burial ships, and many artifacts, some of them beautifully carved wooden items, it is a very nice place to spend a couple of hours enjoying 1000+ year... More

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Denver
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20 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent exhibits regarding the Vigeland sculptures. A must see. Just 5 minutes walk from the park.

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Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Features some of the rest of Vigeland's massive body of work as well as some behind the scenes info on how the massive sculptures in the neighboring park were created. The busts show his real attention to detail and talent for capturing expression. The building is a real treat - the lighting and painted accent walls are perfect. There is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The sculpture park is an experience BUT we did it with a guide who explained the sequences and the artist. Not to be missed. The guidebooks do NOT have the stories. Vigeland also has 4 sculptures in the National Museum.

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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A great museum detailing not only how the sculptures in the nearby Vigeland park were made and the thinking behind them, the museum also provides a detailed overview of the nearby Vigeland park. This enables you to see the park from above, and appreciate the scale and design of the park itself as well as the bronse sculptures. An additional... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The sculptures and the commentaries on each of them allowed us to explore the message behind each of them, and even as lay persons, we enjoyed it very much. The actual sculptures in the park don't have write-ups and are normally crowded with people, so come here to get a better understanding of the art and the artist himself; will... More

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legoland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I went there just before closure and it was empty. I really enjoyed the statues and the atmosphere. Worth a visit and some time to walk around. Plus is just near the Vigeland Park.

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