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Munch Museum

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Address: Toeyengata 53, Oslo 0578, Norway
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+47 23 49 35 00
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Edvard Munch bequeathed a large portion of his work to the city before his...

Edvard Munch bequeathed a large portion of his work to the city before his death in 1940, and this museum is the result. It contains books, paintings, drawings, scuptures and letters. The Munch Museums have changing exhibitions. Please see website for updated exhibition program.

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Good museum - Great artist

Started with a film about Munch, very interesting perhaps a bit too long. We had hoped to see the "Scream" in the flesh but it was not home. Impressed by the rest of his works... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Halmstad, Sweden
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Good: A museum dedicated to a single artist with the most number of works...in the world! The film about his life and the history of Hannah, his associate and model, was excellent and very moving. Unlike most museums, the Munch is open seven days a week 10:00 -16:00. The Bad: It's a bit far from the city center for... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the opening film to get a sense of the artist and his drive. Limited pieces left on exhibit....kind of disappointing, nothing on the web indicated this would be the case. But it was free and a nice walk over through the part from the Radisson.

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Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately in an old fashioned building in a part of Oslo where you find nothing else of interest. However, the museum displays all the best and most famous of Munch's works, including the Scream

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being for me Norway's most famous artist I was a bit disappointed. Staff not very friendly. They don't have a permanent exhibition only a special one which was a very strange and noisy (April 2017) for my taste. I know they build a new big Munch Museum then I guess it will be much nicer. Now I wonder if it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A disappointing visit; Munch's works were being aligned to a modernised film version of Madame Bovary - the connection was very tenuous, the pictures on display not necessarily Munch's best. We enjoyed the Botanical Gardens across the road much more!

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Halmstad, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with a film about Munch, very interesting perhaps a bit too long. We had hoped to see the "Scream" in the flesh but it was not home. Impressed by the rest of his works, his enormous production and the lay-out of the museum.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I'll admit that it's bit silly to go to a museum just to see one painting in particular, like all the hordes in the Louvre who rush by countless great works of art just to check the Mona Lisa off their bucket list. But while I was happy to see many of his other works, to go to the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If like a while of pace and touch of the fatal destiny and crazy paintings, enjoy the easy accessible museum with nice cafe under the trees. Have some information before visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The famous "Cry" was unfortunately someplace else. However, a lot of great paintings were present (including the Madonna), connected to a recent video movie telling the story of Madame Bovary. Very artistic... Not exactly a big hit for my engineer's taste.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we chose to visit the museum at the time of its EMMA & EDVARD - LOVE IN THE TIME OF LONELINESS exhibition. Not only did this mean that relatively few of Munch's pictures were on show (that's why most of us go there) but the pretentious and largely meaningless videos completely dominated the galleries, with their raucous, clashing sounds... More 

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