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Munch Museum

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Address: Toeyengata 53, Oslo 0578, Norway
Phone Number: +47 23 49 35 00
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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. The Munch Museums have changing exhibitions. Please see website for updated exhibition program.

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A nice collection

Much of the museum was given over to an exhibit showing the the museum named painter's influence on jasper Johns. In addition to seeing the art work, I gained insight I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Woodland Hills, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much of the museum was given over to an exhibit showing the the museum named painter's influence on jasper Johns. In addition to seeing the art work, I gained insight I previously did not have into Johns's work. Undoubtedly there were many Munch pieces not on display that I might have wanted to see that were not shown in order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not an artist, but love to experience wonderful, meaningful things. I was fortunate to be in Norway when the Munch Museum had the artists compared and displayed side by side. Wow. So glad I went. The museum is beautiful. Don't miss seeing the art of a great Norwegian who explored the psychological and influenced many others. You can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The name of the museum seems misleading to me. When you first enter the museum, you can enjoy a video clip about Munch. It was fine till this point. However, when you enter the room for exhibition, you will find out that most of the pieces are not by Munch but by an artist who was inspired by Munch's painting!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having read about 11.000 paintings and tens of thousands of drawings we expected an inclusive collection of Edvard Munch's works. Instead we've seen a tiny-miny art museum with about 20 paintings of Munch with a couple more drawings and a couple dozen modern works from US artist Jasper Johns who drew some inspiration from Munch decades after Munch died. Johns'... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the museum with plenty of information and paintings to immerse yourself in, however abstract art isn't really my thing but I thought I should go whilst I'm in Oslo, I wanted to see it all, and had an Oslo Pass. The actual museum was very clean and nicely lit to get the best views of the paintings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only a small gallery with some of munchs work on display. When we visited it was alongside Jasper Johns. Lockers to put your bags in and a really nice cafe where we had brown cheese and a cinnamon bun to taste the local delicacies! Worth a visit but need to go to the national to see 'The Scream'.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see the work of Munch go to the National museum and not to the Munch museum: more office space then exhibition space, more security then hosts at the ticket office and no top works exhibited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be honest, I'm a big Munch fan - but this is not really a museum about Munch; rather it's a few of his canvasas and prints and a lot about his affect on Jasper Johns. Great for indepth students of Munch. Not so good for tourists who want more than just a flavour of the great man's works. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An exhibition showing Jasper John's work influenced by Munch took up the whole gallery. Such a shame as it meant very few Munch work was on display, a disappointment at a lovely gallery in a good location by the Botanic gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked through a very gritty part of town. The building itself looks very unassuming but who cares when so much Munch art is inside. Get Oslo pass if you visit a lot if museums. Oh and the Scream isn't here! It's at the National Gallery

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