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Address: Jarlsborgveien 14, Oslo 0578, Norway
Phone Number: 2349 3500
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: 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.
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Munch Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to this trip to the Munch museum. I've wanted to visit for years. Firstly, the scream and madonna were not on show. Not such a problem for me as I was happy enough to see Munch's other works. However the small exhibition space had been taken over by the disgusting and provocative work by Melgard.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is very disappointing there are more and better examples of his work at the national gallery. Its expensive and a poor display. Botanical gardens and museums are nearby and much better value.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm quite disappointed about this museum: as the name could suggest, I was expecting to spend some time seeing Munch's works. Actually the museum is quite small in itself: the entrance fee is about 100 NOK. Inside, the exibhition are organised by comparing Munch's works with other artists'. In our case it was Melgaard: we had to see a Melgaard... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The special exhibit was terrible and deflect from Munch being the artist and why visitors go to the museum.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to the Munch Museum. I knew little of his life or works other than Scream and was looking forward to finding out about the man and his motivations. Unfortunately this museum did not provide any information to sate my appetite. Instead of a museum with information, there was instead an art gallery with more work by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Despite the controversy is this one of the best exhibitions I've seen recently. It draws a line between Munch's work and Melgaard's art production. It opened my eyes to see Munch in a different context: in his time he was as controversial as Melgaard is today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best art exhibition I have visited. Well set out, interesting and with plenty of room to browse the exhibits. The Scream was beautiful.

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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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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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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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