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“Very good even though only a fraction of Munch's work was on display.”
Review of Munch Museum

Munch Museum
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Ranked #61 of 404 things to do in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. The Munch Museums have changing exhibitions. Please see website for updated exhibition program.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

This museum is quite small, only about 5 to 6 rooms with approximately 100 paintings etc, on display so it does not take that long to visit. We were there when the summer exhibition "Puberty" was showing which, being a novice to Munch apart from knowing of "The Scream", I found it to be very interesting. Apart from the special exhibition it appeared as though a few of the other well known paintings, "The Scream" and "Anxiety" amongst them, were on permanent display. We also saw a black and white version of "The Scream" .

The little booklet that you are given when you purchase an Oslo Card states that the museum's Munch collection includes around 1,100 paintings and more than 20,000 prints and drawings. Clearly what is currently on display is only a fraction of what could be shown. It is a shame that this museum is so small and that people are denied viewing more of Munch's work.

We gained entry to the museum for free by using the Oslo Card. The Museum is about a 7 to 10 minute walk from Toyen subway station. Toyen is only two stops away, on any line from 1 to 6, from the Oslo S subway station (Jernbanetorget).

Security was very tight upon entry to the museum with x-ray screening and large bags/backbacks having to be stored in lockers. Not surprising I suppose given past thefts. Interestingly enough though you were allowed to take cameras into the museum and to take photos. Strangely all photo taking in The Munch room of the National Gallery was banned.
Talk about inconsistency.

We found the coffee in the little cafe in the museum to be good.

Thank westy54
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Munch museum is very, very small. It is possible to wander through the museum, linger over the paintings and still be finished in an hour. The paintings hanging change every few months with the exception of 'The Scream' and some others. Unluckily for the me the current exhibition I had already seen in the Pompidou Centre in Paris last January and in the Tate in London in the summer.

Thank carrolldean
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Lots of people will love this museum but I'm afraid it just wasn't for me and my group of travellers.
You do get to see the full history of The Scream which was great but I preferred visiting the bridge that inspired Munch, more than the museum.

Thank Bex2683
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I had no idea there were 4 versions of the Scream, and that Munch is known for reproducing his own work. I saw 3 (one at the National Gallery). I didn't know much about his other work, but I really enjoyed the visit. Though there is not a lot to see... And yes, even adult students get 50% off in all Norwegian museums! (I am a mom of two teenagers, and a student)

Thank NadineV1965
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

How is it possible to put one of the most important collections in a building as depressing as this? Blame the Oslo-politicians that can't agree which alternate location to build the new museum. Blame Carl Hagen most of all!!!

Thank Flyer747
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