Edvard Munch was one of Modernism’s most significant artists. He was active throughout more than sixty years; from the time he made his debut in the 1880s, right up to his death in 1944. Munch was part of the Symbolist movement in the 1890s, and a pioneer of expressionist art from the beginning of the 1900s onward. His experimentation within painting, graphic art, drawing, sculpture, photo and film has given him a unique position in Norwegian as well as international art history.
The Munch Museum is located at Tøyengata 53, Oslo and is open every day from 10:00 to 16:00. In the summer season from 11th May to 8th September the Museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00. Please be aware that the museum is closed on the following dates in 2019: 1. January; 20. – 21. February; 1. May; 8. – 10. May; 17. May; 25.-27. September; 23. – 26. December and 31. December.
Tickets cost kr 120,- for adults; kr 60,- for students. Oslo Pass and children under 18 years old are free.
At the museum there is a good selection of lunch dishes, sandwiches and cakes in Stockfleths kaffebar (the coffee shop).
The Museum shop has an excellent selection of Munch inspired products, posters and books.
The bus number 20 takes you to Munchmuseet. There is paid parking outside the museum.
For more information about exhibitions please visit the Munch museet website You can find the calendar in English by clicking to EN at the top right of the web page.
The new Munch Museum opens in 2020 in Bjørvika, Oslo. Across 13 floors, visitors will be able to see more of Munch than ever before. In fact this will be one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to a single artist. The building is designed by the Spanish architecture firm Estudio Herreros. Building materials used to construct the museum, in particular concrete and steel, is environmentally friendly and can be recycled. The building’s exterior is covered in translucent, perforated aluminium.
Munch’s art is displayed in three permanent exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions show works by renowned Norwegian and international artists as well as innovative contemporary artists.
In addition to exploring the different exhibitions, you can attend concerts, literary readings and discussions, debates and other cultural events, or gather friends and family to enjoy fantastic meal and the spectacular view from the 13th floor. The museum also houses art workshops where you can experiment with different techniques and materials, and other fun activities where children and adults can create inspiring art experiences together.