The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland-museet, Oslo

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At The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland-museet, walk through the largest park of oversized expressionist sculptures of people made by a single artist. Constructed of granite, bronze, and wrought iron, 200 nude statues portray men, women, children, and families. The park and the museum are the legacy of an early 20th-century Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland, who made a deal with the municipality to donate all of his work to the city in return for a workshop. The sculpture garden features five sections stretching from the main gate to the monolithic plateau. Look for the famed "angry baby" sculpture on the bridge near the children's playground. Vigeland's other works, including drawings, sketches, woodcuttings, and photographs can be seen in the neoclassical building of the museum along with his letters, writings, and a personal library. Using our custom trip planner, Oslo attractions like The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland-museet can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Vigelandsmuseet and park is a place you must see when you are in Oslo,unbelievable sculptures in the park.  more »
  • Sculptures as taken from life. The stone people are very much alive and do.
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  • a must for Oslo, long promenade and impressive statues created during first decades of the 20th century . ideal to dedicate and spend some time ( too bad it was cold cold and heavily snowing during ou...  more »
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  • Went there twice in a row. What else? Don't forget to visit the patio.
  • The museum is the perfect addition to a visit to the Frognerpark / Vigelandspark. Getting to know about Gustav Vigeland, his life is a fantastic opportunity to understand his work even better. A lot of models used for statues in the park can be studied here. Temporary exhibitions from local and foreign artists are also interesting to see. If you're into sculpting and art and want to visit the sculpture park I'd strongly suggest to also pay a visit to this museum.
  • I totally recommend to visit this museum before going to the Vigeland Park and see the original sculptures. Not only because Vigeland himself worked and lived inside this beautiful building, but because the enormous dimensions of his plaster sculptures can be seen closer than in the park and the history of the artist can be learned easily, which is really worth to be known too.
  • Fantastic architecture, exhibitions interesting and a nice complement to a trip to the Vigeland park.
  • If you do not have time to walk all Vigeland park in here you can watch all sculptures under roof