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Eastern Norway Oslo

Emanuel Vigeland Museum

  • Grimelundsveien 8, Oslo
  • +47 22145788
  •  /  km From You
Overview

A well-kept secret and a truly alternative Oslo attraction – the mausoleum of Emanuel Vigeland, Gustav Vigeland's younger brother.

A well-kept secret and a truly alternative attraction in Oslo is the mausoleum of Emanuel Vigeland, little brother of Vigeland Park sculptor Gustav Vigeland.

The building's main attraction is a dark, barrel-vaulted room completely covered with frescoes. The 800-square-metre painting VITA ("LIFE") conveys dramatic scenes of human life from conception to death.

The story of Tomba Emmanuelle
Emanuel Vigeland constructed the building in 1926 to house 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. In line with his Italian idols, Emanuel called the building Tomba Emmanuelle.

The museum's telephone is only serviced during opening hours on Sundays.


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Opening hours

Jan 1, 2018 – May 14, 2018
Sun 12:00 PM–4:00 PM
May 15, 2018 – Sep 15, 2018
Sun 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
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Price

Description Price*
Adults 50.00 Admission
Children under 12 years 0.00 Free entrance
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