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Munch Museum, Oslo

(3.2/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Delve into the life and times of one of Norway's most famous artists at Munch Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works--a total of 28,000 pieces. Get a glimpse of the artist's personal life and inner spirit by visiting the belongings, tools, and sketches that formed the basis for some of his works. Join a guided tour of the museum (offered in English), to learn more about specific pieces of art, Munch's psyche, and the context of the Expressionist movement as a whole. Be sure to check the museum's website for information regarding special exhibits and temporary displays. Take a look at our Oslo vacation generator to schedule your visit to Munch Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • OK, I'll admit that it's bit silly to go to a museum just to see one painting in particular, like all the hordes in the Louvre who rush by countless great works of art just to check the Mona Lisa off ...  more »
  • If like a while of pace and touch of the fatal destiny and crazy paintings, enjoy the easy accessible museum with nice cafe under the trees. Have some information before visit.  more »
  • The famous "Cry" was unfortunately someplace else. However, a lot of great paintings were present (including the Madonna), connected to a recent video movie telling the story of Madame Bovary. Very ar...  more »
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  • I went the Munch Museum to see the main work of Edvard Munch and what I found was just a exhibition of Jasper Johns inspired on Munch's work. It was a nice exhibitions mixing Johns' painting with Munch's work but I was expecting, as a Solo museum, that I could see the main work of Munch in a permanent exhibition. The main version of the Scream was not even there. The Munch Museum deserve more. Maybe because of this, a new one is been built in Oslo. For the best overview of Munch's work, I strongly recommend a visit to Kobe museum in Bergen, on the west cost of Norway.
  • The show room is small... they really need to get more space. Do review some Munch Biography before hand.
  • Fantastic little museum. We watched a short film (in English) about Munch's life and then saw a very well explained exhibition highlighting the influence Munch had on the work of the American artist Jasper Johns. Just wished we had been able to see more of Munch's own work. Apparently a new bigger museum is currently being built, hopefully it will be able to display many more of the thousands of pieces of work Munch left to Oslo.
  • I think it's a bit of a shame that the temporary shows with other artists comes to the point of obfuscating the art of Edvard Munch. I do appreciate Jasper Johns art, but it is disappoint coming to Munch and seeing basically nothing about him. I get there's not a lot of place, the museum extension is not huge, but I feel like the management is not having the right priorities in place: only the minority of the visitors knew very well Munch's production and and works from before. Seeing no Madonna and no copy of The Scream is just a lost opportunity. Go to the National Gallery instead, and rename this Museum to the "museum of what we think of Munch's art is being reinterpreted nowadays with no information of how he came to paint what he painted.", otherwise someone could actually imaging of learning something of Munch by visiting it.
  • It was a nice experience and we highly recommend its visit. But please, note that "The Scream" is not there. It is at the National Gallery. And if you climb till there, go and visit the Botanic Garden! It is gorgeous!