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Emanuel Vigeland Museum

Grimelundsveien 8, Oslo 0775, Norway
+47 22 14 57 88
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The experience stays with you

Open only Sundays from 12-4 in the afternoon and located in an upscale residential neighborhood... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
Its so amacing

Emanuel Vigerland Museum are a mausoleum this is his ønly work in his hole life as a werry good and... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Oslo, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Grimelundsveien 8, Oslo 0775, Norway
+47 22 14 57 88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 21 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

Thank lasiv64
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
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

Thank TorShow
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

Thank JAG_in_YVR
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A stunning experience, total quiteness, existencial experience, erotic images, stay for at least so long tha your eyes get accostomised to the dark and so that all the art appears. The museum is open only on Sunday afternoons, so plan your trip!

Thank Kristina5307
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is just amazing... and it improves if (a) you stick to the 'rules' of entry whilst in the museum (NB: whispering = talking, guys!) and (b) you stay there for longer than you might at first think is worth your while: I stayed...More

Thank TankGrrrl
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Quicquid Deus creavit purum est (Everything God has created is clean). This is written above the low door where everyone over a certain body height must succumb in the mausoleum where Emanuel Vigeland itself is located in an urn into its dim and monumental works:...More

1  Thank Pål H
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Only open for a few hours on a Sunday, but I love this attraction. It is not the easiest place to get to, I believe most people in Oslo don't even know where it is. This is a mausoleum for the artist who decorated it....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is a must if you're visiting Oslo. It's magical. I won't say more as to not spoil the experience, but if you're into art this place is it!

Thank Gazelle P
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30 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
30 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.