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“Paintings worth it, museum a bit disappointing.”
Review of Munch Museum

Munch Museum
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$51.84*
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Visit Oslo Pass
Ranked #37 of 400 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 July 2, 2013

We took the underground from the National Theatre station to Toyen station and then did the short (10 minute walk) to the Munch Museum. The museum is easy to get to and well sign-posted. Overall we very impressed with the paintings but the museum building, shop and cafe were a little of a let down. I expected the museum building to be nicer and to make more of an impact but it didn't and hasn't even nice grounds around it (although it is close to the Botanical Gardens which we didn't get to see unfortunately). The cafe and shop seemed too small and "on top" of each other and cluttered. The cafe was limited in terms of lunch and very over-priced. So while the most important thing is that the paintings are displayed well, the museum builing itself lacks atmosphere and was not an inviting place to linger.

Thank C R
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went to see the museum today. The scream was not on display. You think they would tell you when you are buying your ticket!

Thank Buniah J
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Right now they are hosting a 150 year commemorative exhibit of Munch's work. The National Gallery is showcasing the first half of his life and the Munch Museum is displaying the the last half of his life. Its interesting to see the transition of his work. The first Scream painting is at the National Gallery. Munch houses a later version of Scream. Its not a very large museum, but still worth it.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

A list of why we enjoyed this exhibit:
1) not overwhelming -- our teens enjoyed this as much as us parents
2) Munch is more interesting to see as an artist unfolding -- he had motifs and themes that became apparent by seeing the work along a gentle timeline.
3) The subway goes right to the museum
4) The museum itself is small
5) the rooms are pleasant
6) the cafe is nice -- you can sit, have a glass of tap water, and no one seems to care

1  Thank Toujourstraveling
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was so excited to find out that this museum was near where we were staying. Its kind of out of the way but only a 5 minute taxi ride. One of the best things about this museum is they arent hounding you for every dollar. The admission price is reasonable and there is a gift shop but it doesnt feel like the "give us your money" attitude you get at some places. One of the coolest things there is you can walk right up to the paintings. In some museums you cant get within 20 yards of the pieces. Of course this is the reason it has been robbed a few times. But to get right up to, and stand next to Scream, it was amazing. Instead of being 50 feet away from the mona lisa! I would highly recommend this museum. It also is small enough that you dont get bored with his work.

3  Thank Mike S
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