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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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Prince Albert
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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7 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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37 reviews 37 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Montréal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small Museum but with remarkable sculptures of this now famous artist Vigeland. A pleasure to the eyes and and addition to our culture.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I loved this place. Next to the park. You can see the studies for the sculptures of this amazing artist.

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a must if you are in Oslo. The park is just amazing and very beautiful. We enjoyed a wonderful few hours walking through the park on a beautiful July day.

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