We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Broken Column

All around Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Review Highlights
Quiet and vigilant sculptures

The Broken Column sculpture by Antony Gormley can be found at differing locations around Stavanger... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Jane G
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

The Rogaland Kunstmuseum (art museum) owns a work of art which is not displayed within the walls of... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Einar B
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Read all 14 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good14%
  • Average35%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Apr 2016
“Quiet and vigilant sculptures”
11 Nov 2015
All around Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Write a Review
Reviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The Broken Column sculpture by Antony Gormley can be found at differing locations around Stavanger, silently looking over the city. I saw the first sculpture in the Stavanger Museum of Fine Art and was delighted to discover more in key locations around the city, overlooking...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Rogaland Kunstmuseum (art museum) owns a work of art which is not displayed within the walls of the museum, but in 23 often surprising places around town. They are identical, full-sized, iron sculptures of a man, actually copies of British sculptor Antony Gormley's own...More

Thank Einar B
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Having enjoyed Gormley's work in other places we wanted to have a go at finding and photographing some of the statues that make up the "Broken Column" installation. As described in other reviews the statues are placed at 1.95m vertical intervals which leads to them...More

Reviewed 6 August 2014

A Stavanger landmark and disjointed “sculpture” project of 23 identical cast iron figures of a man 195 cm tall. The first is at the Art Museum and each succeeding one 195 cm below the last, in various locations around the town, until the last is...More

Thank jtchapman
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Having read about this on Trip Advisor, we were keen to see the sculptures and explore Stavenger on foot during a cruise of the Norwegian Fjords. The Tourist Information office did not have any Broken Column maps on display but one of the staff kindly...More

3  Thank LondonKatie22
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This art work is worth seeing. Best by bike, but also possible by foot. It takes about half a day to walk, or a couple of hours slow bicycling. It's also a brilliant way to get to see some of central Stavanger. It consists of...More

3  Thank OsloTruffle
Reviewed 2 February 2012

The artwork is made by Antony Gormley, a London-based sculptor also known for "Another Place". It took 4 years to decide whether or not to place the figures in Stavanger. It is now permanent, and the bold men can be seen in different places in...More

2  Thank Nils S H
Nearby Restaurants
26 North Restaurant & Social Club
291 reviews
.46 km away
Bluebird Kaffebar
88 reviews
.31 km away
Alex Sushi Stavanger
118 reviews
.56 km away
Kitchen & Table Stavanger
170 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stavanger Cathedral
400 reviews
.57 km away
Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)
106 reviews
.20 km away
Stavanger Tourist Information Office
128 reviews
.62 km away
58 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Broken Column staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines