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Emanuel Vigeland Museum

Grimelundsveien 8, Oslo 0775, Norway
+47 22 14 57 88
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Very special

An unusual place in such a residential area. Just take bus 46 from Majorstuen to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Marieke F
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Emanuel Vigeland Museum One hidden gem in Oslo

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

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Geir L
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Norway
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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
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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

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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

Thank Geir L
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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

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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

Thank SynneG
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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

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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

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Emanuel Vigerland Museum are a mausoleum this is his ønly work in his hole life as a werry good and talanted paiter he is Gustav Wigerlands little brother and if you are in Oslo for sure they guide you to his big park in Oslo...More

2  Thank lasiv64
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you would like to see and experience something extraordinary then Emanuel Vigeland museum is a must see in Oslo. The most memorable museum I've visited.

Thank Tri987
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Emanuel Vigelands mausole is oslo's most secret art-experience. Just a couple of opening hours every sunday, hidden amongst villas on the West - the building and paintings on the wall gives you a sacral meeting with death and fear of ones mind - and the...More

1  Thank TorShow
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not for everyone, but we went there as a family (9 year old girl in tow), took our time as suggested and were rewarded with a fascinating experience. It is only one room, the paintings and sculptures are rather graphic (depicting the cycle of life,...More

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BallofKarma
31 July 2016|
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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
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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.
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