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Emanuel Vigeland Museum

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one of Norways most dedicated artists presented in a small cosy museum

Sculptures and a important period of Norwegian art history presented and near by you can go to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
Weird and wonderful

Only open on Sunday’s and a short train ride outside town but totally worth the effort. Magical and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Actually a mausoleum, this unusually-shaped building is decorated inside with an 800 square meter fresco which took Emanuel Vigeland 20 years to paint.
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Grimelundsveien 8, Oslo 0775, Norway
+47 22 14 57 88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculptures and a important period of Norwegian art history presented and near by you can go to Vigelandsparken to get a complete day and walk in Norwegian art history

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 537bj_rnm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only open on Sunday’s and a short train ride outside town but totally worth the effort. Magical and surreal place. No phots from inside as it’s too dark and outside only tints of what lies inside. We went straight after to see his brothers work...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane_Laura_at_large
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Tomba emmanuelle ...today we visited the tomb/masouleum of Emanuel Vigeland, Gustav Vigeland less famous brother #emanuelvigelandmuseum. I can promise you it was worth the visit. You can tell that he worked 21 years with the paintings, walls and roof all covered with erotic naked bodies...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank worldbytina
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Emanuel Vigeland grew up under the shadow of his big brother, the more famous artist Gustav Vigeland. He was also haunted by his own shadows and demons. He put his madness, skill and talent in creating his own mausoleum that is now open to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Arielle L
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

An unusual place in such a residential area. Just take bus 46 from Majorstuen to grimelundsveien. The paintings are amazing, and interesting more and more reveals utself when your eyes adjust to the darkness. Very special experience. Children should not be allowed inside. Yiu are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Marieke F
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This place are a hidden gem for romantic couples visiting Oslo. So few tourist hasn`t discovered this place yet

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Geir L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I’ve been around. NEVER have i’ve had a museum experience like this. Dark ? Yes. (be patient) I have visited the place 4-5 times. Everytime it gives you something new. It takes me a full 45-50 minutes to recognize all the details. So please -...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Ola O
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This place was a huge surprise. I was brought here by my father and I had no idea what to expect! When you get on the inside of the mausoleum, it is dark as in a coffin. The echo from the heavy entrance door bounces...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SynneG
Reviewed 6 November 2017

My first visit was a thrill... not only the paintings itself (it`s demonic and massive and...) but also the ambience in the room... a darkness that surrounds u that becomes lighter when getting used to it, sucks u into the world of Vigeland that is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank svenabc2016
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Open only Sundays from 12-4 in the afternoon and located in an upscale residential neighborhood away from downtown, the planning and effort required of a tourist to see this unique artistic experience is worth it. Emanuel Vigeland's ashes are held in this mausoleum that he...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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31 July 2016|
Response from Pål H | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open to the public on Sundays Summer (15 May - 15 September), Sundays 12 noon - 5 pm Winter (16 September - 14 May), Sundays 12 noon - 4 pm Admission costs NOK 50 per adult, children under 12 are free
31 July 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I should say that 12.00-17.00 is from May to September on Sundays, they are a bit shorter during the winter.