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Vigeland Museum

Nobels gate 32, Oslo 0268, Norway
23 49 37 00
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Ranked #13 of 212 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Art Museums
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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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