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Munch Museum

Address: Jarlsborgveien 14, Oslo 0578, Norway
Phone Number: 2349 3500
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Ranked #27 of 170 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

...negatively in any way. I think a must see if you are in Oslo anyway and have the time or the weather forces you to do indoor activities. It is easy to get to with the tube and if there is nothing special going in the on in the museum, fast and easy to get in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Munch Museum is small and easy to see in a hour. Two if you are a big Munch fan. The main reason for my visit was to see "Scream". Photographs are not allowed. I didn't realize that there is more than one of these paintings.This painting is encased in a glass with a raw unfinished wood frame in a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a great place to spend a few hours. The museum contains one of the four original 'Scream' works, and a vast array of other infamous Munch peices such as 'Madonna'. The Museum is split into different sections, and all has an educational theme evolving around life, nature, and biology. I also really enjoyed seeing 'Ida' up close -... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum was a long walk from the centre of town and our hotel. Admission was 9 GB pounds which isn't too bad but once inside it was a bit disappointing. The Scream was on display in a small separate area from the other paintings and sketches and was good to see. The museum is small so the rest of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A little bit hard to find but totally worth it! If you like Munch's work, this is a place you don't want to miss.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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59 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

With all the promotions, I expected more from this "attraction." I will note that the exhibits change often and this may have just been a off time, but while not an art fan or critic, I found little here of interest and it is a way outside the center city. One important thing: This is not an attraction for children... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Any visit to Oslo is incomplete with a few well spent hours at the Munch Museum. The main attraction is of course "the scream," but there are numerous other Munch pieces displayed in an unpretentious setting.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The museum has one of the least vibrant versions of The Scream and they don't allow photographs of it. A more vibrant version and photography is available at the National Gallery. The visit was themed and provided a brief, albeit meaningful synopsis of some of Munch's related works. The location is a little further afield, though easy access via the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We spent several hours here on a rainy day. Children under 16 are free and adults pay £5. It is however free on a Sunday. The exhibition was outstanding. Munchs paintings already allow the viewer an insight into his life and beliefs but showing contextually related exhibits from the local Natural history museum really added to the experience. Well done... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Caught the metro to this museum, just 4 stops from the city centre. There are various exhibitions on throughout the year so keep an eye on the programme. It was raining quite hard so we didn't feel up to walking the extensive garden trail but stuck to the inside. after paying 90Kr and going through "airport type" security (see new... More

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