Gustav Vigelands’s sculptures.
It’s the museum’s only reason for being. The artist made a pact with the city to bequeath all his works to this museum on his death; they in turn would provide him an apartment to sculpt in peace.
And sculpt he did - plaster, granite, bronze, marble, works in wrought iron, thousands of drawings for these, and woodcuts and woodcarvings. The museum will let you trace the evolution of his art, including portraits and monuments. Also, do notice the building itself – it’s a stunning example of neo-classicism.
You may find people on folding chairs, sketching away. If you want in on this, the museum will provide you with folding chairs and sketching boards. You can even hire out the venue’s lobby, exhibition halls, lecture hall and courtyard for an event of your own.
But that’s only one half of the attraction – the other is Vigeland Park, the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist. 200 sculptures set in a landscape that was also designed and laid out by the artist. The Highlights of the park are:
- The Main gate
- The Bridge with the Children's playground
- The Fountain
- The Monolith plateau
- The Wheel of Life
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- Handicap toilet available.
- Ground floor is disabled accessible.
- Charged and street parking available.
- Paid guided tours are available for the museum.
- NOK 30: Students, seniors (+67), children (+7):
- Free for below 7
- Free for Oslo Pass.
- The park is always open, year round.
- 2 May - 31 August: 10am – 5pm
- 1 September - 30 April: 12pm - 4pm
- Bus 20 or tram 12 stop Frogner Plass.
- All westbound lines (T-bane) to Majorstuen station.
- By car, follow ring 2 to Nobels gate.
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95% of people who visit Oslo include Vigeland Museum And Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
85.09% of people start their Vigeland Museum And Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vigeland Museum And Park
93.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vigeland Museum And Park
Nice. We went because the park was so interesting. The museum is a good supplement, but not the main attraction.
Glad that it was still open when I was walking to the park. If you got the pass ticket a visit it's worthy. I arrived 30min before the closure and it give me a quick opportunity to experience the sculptures displayed in the park. Walking through the room give you a magic effect that you won't get while working around the park.
The way Vigeland express in his sculptures humans and his emotions trough different periods of life is so vivid. You can identify youtself with one or more.
The Vigeland park is understandably popular. The museum has the plaster versions of all those statues and shows you how that great art was achieved, and you have the place almost to yourself.
Simply amazing! I knew nothing about this man before my visit to Oslo, now I'm obsessed. This is a real insight into a true master's working process. There is also an unexpected weaving exhibition by the artist Aurora Passero, which was equally amazing and a nice contrast to the hard sculptures of Vigeland. Great value for money, I thoroughly recommend you all visit, only downside is no great catalogues available to buy...they are all a bit 90s.