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Vigeland Museum

Address: Nobels gate 32, Oslo 0268, Norway
Phone Number: 23 49 37 00
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Ranked #1 of 231 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Yamba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I was told by a Norwegian couple to 'don't miss this' before leaving from Australia. Its a beautiful sculpture park, with huge statues, well manicured gardens and huge gardens to picnic in too. We caught a tram right out front of our hotel and it took about 15 mins to get to this park. There is no entry fee either,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I visited Vigeland Museum on a cold Winter's day; the statues looked strange and striking against the snow and fog. This artist's work is fascinating, and my walk about the park was very memorable. Remember to wear good warm clothes if you also visit in Winter, so that you can spend a good amount of time exploring the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

if you don't do anything else this is the place to go. The sculptures are amazing. They are done in very good taste. It is not overly crowded. You need to be able to walk up and down hills. But that makes it even more interesting. You can bring your lunch and have a picnic by the way it's a... More 

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a very short amount of time to spend in Oslo and Vigeland was worth that time and MORE. If my family had let me, I would have spent the entire day there! Vigeland is an amazing park filled with sculptures all created by the same artist. The layout of the grounds were also created by the artist and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museum is situated in lovely surroundings, be preapred to walk - hence comfortable shoes are essential. Climb the stiars to the top for the view and read up about the artist. Comfort facilities also available at the end or beginning of your journey.

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Centreville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Sculptures in a city park in Oslo. Easily accessed via tram #12. No cost to walk thru park and see the sculptures. There is a museum nearby about the sculptor - that has a fee and is closed on Mondays - the only day we had available to visit. Try to visit when there is some light on the sculptures.... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice park, excellent surroundings, nice place for jogging or just walking around and admiring the numerous sculptures. There is a small kids' par, wide running tracks. All in all worth visiting and walking from one to the other end of the park- the view is worth climbing few stairs :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

With tram 12 you can easily travel to this nice park with interesting sculptures all made by the same artist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a quick stop but one that had us awe inspired. There were so many statues and stories. This is certainly worth a quick stop during your stay in Oslo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yes, I'd heard about it and my mom had seen it already in the late 40's and said it was great, but I'm not so fond of statues. However, I decided to give this place a chance and visited it together with my family and I must say that it was an awesome experience. You simply get happy walking around... More 

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