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Munch Museum

Toyengata 53, Oslo 0578, Norway
2349 3500
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Ranked #30 of 212 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Munch Museum has "Scream" in it, of course, which will be enough to get most travelers to visit. But more than that, the museum does an outstanding job of contextualizing Munch's work, grouping the rooms in accordance with different themes in his art. While much of Munch's work was dark, the museum gives a sense of how it varied... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Slightly out of central Oslo, although easily walkable if you have the time, this is a small Museum with many pieces of Edvard Munch's work. Of course, the main attraction is 'Scream', which as one can imagine is heavily guarded, especially as it was previously stolen! Not being an art expert, there were other cool pieces of art that were... More

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New York City, New York
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

the munch museum is in the midst of moving locations- for now the current location is a bit sad and small, stuffy and the collection is spotty at best. the current exhibition was a stretch to relate to the work of munch- in fact a bit insulting for anyone with a modicum of art history knowledge. I felt like i... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Very easy to use the transportation .i bought a7 days pass and my husband had business meetings .i went from National Theater to the museum,I was amazed at the amount if art that Edward Munch gave to Oslo,his life and process fascinated me,needed to say I bought books and prints .The botanical gardens next door were surreal.eco sculptures ,bird watching... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth a visit to see the works of Norway's best-known artist. the museum displays chronicle the development of his style and the themed exhibition added an extra dimension.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

By a rainy morning I went to visit this museum. I'm not what you could call a big Munch fan, but I thought it might be worth the visit. Located in the area of the botanical gardens, the site is superb. There is a nice shop and a pleasant café (very expensive). The exhibit shows Munch's debut until the end... More

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Windsor, Ontario
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We set out to spend the morning in the Munch Museum. Expensive to get into. We covered the whole area, including one version of The Scream in 10 minutes. Went around a second time to make sure we had not missed anything. Nope we hadn't. Not worth the price for 15 minutes. Go to the National Gallery instead.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Alltogether, I was suprised how small the museum was, given how many paintings Munch has produced. Many works I hoped I would see were not exhibited, there was a lot of space allocated to the "nature / animal" part of the current exhibition. There are free english guided tours starting at 13.00 (probably only in summer though), the tour was... More

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Sheffield, UK
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23 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is where most of the Munch work can be found. Not surprisingly it has some of the tightest security. The exhibited work is continuously changing. Very good cafe with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Orlando, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I loved looking through the art at the Munch Museum, but many of the pieces had an odd tie in with the natural history museum. Not a natural tie-in either, things like "here are some butterflies. They have different colors. Munch used different colors in his paintings." or "this wild boar is from the 1800s, which was when Munch was... More

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