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National Museum - National Gallery

Universitetsgaten 13 (city centre), Oslo, Norway
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Ranked #13 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I really like all of the old paintings of Munch! The gallery is for free and has a really cute café!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great gallery! Highlights were we got to see the famous 'scream' painting and 'Van goch's self portrait. There was also a really good exhibit of Christian Drogan on when we visited.... 60 nok entrance fee, which we thought was free - so the lonely planet says.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is an art gallery on a human scale and small enough to see in a morning. The choice of works is both a tribute to the lives of Norwegians over the centuries and a welcome smattering of old masters - particularly the Flemish school. The Munch pictures, while depressing are a genuine expression of one man's paid and are... More 

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Houston, Texas
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

And a few Picassos & impressionists. Also a Edvard Munch room, in case you dont make it over to the Munch museum. Small museum easily covered in 1 1/2 hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

There's more to Norwegian painting than Edvard Munch, so make sure you spend a couple of hours here. The little cafe is a delight too.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

maybe i am spoiled from nyc and london art museums but I did not think the collection or the space was that wonderful.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This museum is rather small but truly worthy. It has a good collection of Scandinavian painters. Edward Munch has his own room there. And you can see a second version of 'The Scream'. (The other one is at the Munch Museum). But there are many other famous paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Manet,Cézanne, El Greco, Goya or Delacroix.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Well worth a visit was a Sunday when we visited so got in free.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

I have made the trek out to the Munch Museum before- way out there and takes a lot of effort....It was nice to see some other Norwegian artists in addition to Munch....perhaps due to the recent thefts with regard to the scream- it was guarded by a security guard.... covered in glass...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

What a great small museum! Its contents are fantastic -- I love the Norwegian art more than I expected to, and love the Munch room too. Add in some Picasso, impressionists, etc., and in a small easily-visited museum, and it was one of the best museums I've ever been to.

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