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Emanuel Vigeland Museum

Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid
Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid
Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid
Emanuel Vigeland Museum Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid

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One of Oslo's best kept secrets. The museum's main attraction is a dark, barrel-vaulted room, completely covered with frescoes.

Tomba Emmanuelle
Emanuel Vigeland constructed the building in 1926, when considering a museum of his paintings and sculptures, but decided later that the building would serve as his tomb. All windows were walled up, and his ashes were to rest in an urn above the door.

The dark room is covered with frescoes, and the 800 square-metre painting VITA (life) coveys the dramatic scenes of human life from conception to death. In line with his Italian idols, Emanuel called the building Tomba Emmanuelle.

Emanuel was the brother of Vigeland Park sculptor Gustav Vigeland.

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Hours

12/1/2014 - 5/14/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/15/2015 - 9/15/2015
Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Time
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The centre of Ål
 
25

Metro No.1 > Slemdal Bus No.46 > Grimelundsveien

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Emanuel Vigeland Museum - Photo: Emanuel Vigelands museum/Kjartan Hauglid

Emanuel Vigeland Museum

One of Oslo's best kept secrets. The museum's main attraction is a dark, barrel-vaulted room, completely covered with frescoes. Tomba Emmanuelle Ema...

Emanuel Vigeland Museum

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