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Munch Museum

Address: Jarlsborgveien 14, Oslo 0578, Norway
Phone Number: 2349 3500
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Ranked #35 of 296 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Edvard Munch bequeathed a large portion of his work to the city...
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Type: Art museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The website has no detail on the most famous pieces of work not on show. We travelled to the museum to be told that there was only one entry option which included another artist and, if we wanted to see Madonna or Scream we were to go to the National Gallery. There is apparently supposed to be 2 copies of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went to the Munch Museum during the Centennary of Edvard Munch and it was an incredible experience. For those that like the artist it is a very comprehensive overview of his body of work, the only comment I would make is that the story of his life film at the entrance is in Norwegian and Swedish only, which means... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are art museums and there are art museums.. and there's the Munch museum. You may see bigger one - you may see more beautiful ones - but few will move you (be it positively or negatively) as the museum to the iconic Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Of 10's of thousands of works, only a fraction are on display (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a great representation for one of the most famous Norwegian painters and individual in general. It has his iconic work of art, The Scream plus the famous 47 million year old fossil Ida was stored there as well. His other famous painting Madonna and his transitions of work throughout his paintings years. A very interesting museum and a... More 

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Marburg, Deutschland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First off: If you want to see "The Scream" or "The Madonna" - they are located in the National Gallery which is a much, much nicer museum altogether. The Munch museum is a distance away from the city center. We were disappointed, because when we visited the focus was less on paintings of Munch (but those who were shown were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went here with friends to see the Melgaard meets Munch-exhibition that we'd read a lot about. Reading other reviews I can understand that people get offended since Melgaard is provocative - but what a great exhibition as long as you are informed before entering. At the counter when we were buying tickets they did ask us and other visitors if... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were really looking forward to seeing the Munch museum when in Oslo and did enjoy seeing some of his work. Sadly much of the gallery has been turned over to Bjarne Melgaard whose provocative and quite frankly over the top idea of art was not our thing at all. Personally I find no interest and no skill when someone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Museum displayed melgaard's works which were horrible and disgusting. Enjoyed Munch's paintings though. I hope my next visit will be better. Also I really hope I won't have to see any melgaard's "art" anymore.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Munch Museum is a must when you visit Oslo. At present there is an excibition comparing Edvard Munch and Bjarne Melgaard. Melgaard is provocative, but well worth seeing. May to September this year there will be an excibition with Munch and Van Gogh. Exciting!

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Sandnes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Munch and Melgaard is one of the worst art exhibition we have ever visited. We came to see Munch, as this is one of the most important painters in the world. If this is your purpose for a visit, stay away. The Melgaard piece of this rather small exhibition is provoking, noisy and ends with a video of a man... More 

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