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Vigeland Museum, Oslo

4.6
#1 of 691 in Museums in Norway
At Vigeland Museum, 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. To visit Vigeland Museum on your holiday in Oslo, and find out what else Oslo has to offer, use our Oslo.
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  • Beautiful park with amazing sculptures and wonderful gardens full of different flowers.All roses smelt so nice!  more »
  • One of the most interesting museums open air interesting architecture and when you have a very good guide it makes a big difference. Highly recommend  more »
  • We walked from the Radisson..a long but easy stroll...very much worth it...it’s a small park but the sheer volume of sculptures by the same artists is stunning & a photographers dream. Caught the...  more »
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  • Incredible sculptor. Amazing amount of work. So impressed. Then we went to the park and saw the final things.
  • Actually, it was more than what we expect. What a beautiful museum. We recommended this place to all Oslo visitors.
  • What can we say about this prolific sculptor with a perfect mastery of the moulding and carving technique... impressive!
  • Amazing story of Vigeland's art and life. How did he work? The muzeum shows you every step in his life through his art.
  • A very nice museum, but I wish there weren't so much echo in the halls.

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