Munch Museum Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway (with Map & Photos)

The Munch Museum in Oslo is a museum dedicated to the work of Edvard Munch, a native of Norway, famous as an artist and graphic artist.

Today the museum contains about 1150 paintings, 4500 drawings and 18000 graphic files of the master. In addition to canvases, the museum exhibits some of Munch's personal belongings, bequeathed to the city of Oslo after his death in 1944. The grand opening of the museum took place in 1963.

On August 22, 2004, two paintings by Munch were stolen from the museum by a group of armed criminals: "The Scream" and "Madonna". In May 2006, the kidnappers were caught and sentenced to imprisonment, and in August the police found the stolen paintings, which had received noticeable damage during their absence.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

Where is the Munch Museum

Currently, the museum's exposition is located at: Edvard Munchs Plass 1. 

The new Edvard Munch Museum opened on October 22, 2021, and the collection was previously housed at 53 Tøyengata. The new building, 13 stories high, is an example of modern architecture, with sloping lines and glass panels. It is located in the Bjorvik district, near the Opera House.

The exposition is located on seven floors, a total of 11 exhibition areas have been created, where, in addition to Munch's works, Norwegian and foreign artists will be exhibited. In addition to this, there is a panoramic restaurant on the upper floors of the building with access to a terrace and a bar. There is also a library and a ballroom where concerts, various talks and seminars are held.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

Opening hours and prices

The Edvard Munch Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until 21:00, seven days a week. The last entry to the exhibition is possible 1 hour 15 minutes before closing.

There are special opening hours at Christmas:

  • December 23, 25 and 30, January 1 - from 10:00 to 16:00,
  • December 24 and 31 - from 10:00 to 14:00,
  • December 26-29 - from 10:00 to 18:00.
Please note that visitors with oversized bags, suitcases and backpacks may be denied entry to the exhibition. Cameras for storing bulky items are not provided.

Ticket prices (in Norwegian kroner):

  • Full ticket - 160 NOK;
  • Youth under 25 - 100 NOK;
  • Up to 16 years old and holders of MUNCH membership card - free of charge.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

What to see at the Edvard Munch Museum

The collection of paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sketches has more than 26 thousand exhibits. In addition to artwork, the museum has a large collection of books, articles, notebooks, documents, photographs, personal belongings of Edvard Munch (brushes, tools, furniture, etc.).

Today it is the most complete memorial collection dedicated to the famous master. The museum contains more than half of Munch's paintings. Images of all exhibits can be viewed on the museum's website, in the "Collection" section.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo


Museum guests can visit the permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions dedicated to certain stages in the life and work of the Norwegian artist, as well as other creators of contemporary art.

Cross- genre programs

Before visiting the exhibition, we recommend visiting the museum's events, which include films about Munch in Norwegian and English, concerts, lectures and seminars. In addition to films about the great expressionist, you can see a work shot by Munch himself. See the schedule of events here.

Souvenir shop

You can buy reproductions of paintings, coffee sets, books, postcards, notebooks, tools for artists, paints, crayons, etc., in the souvenir shop of the Munch Museum. The entrance to the shop is free and does not require purchasing a ticket.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

"The Scream" by Munch

As you know, the most recognizable work of the artist - "The Scream" - has several versions. Several of them are kept in the Munch Museum. It is a pastel work from 1893, variations of Melancholy and Anxiety (both 1894), and the latest version from 1910 called The Scream.

Expressionist fans will be upset not to find in the exhibition the most famous version of The Scream, written in 1893. It is kept in the National Museum of Norway.

The painting "The Scream" became an outstanding event in the artistic culture of the early 20th century. She was inspired by renowned masters of contemporary art - Andy Warhol, Erro, Yuya Mochizuki, etc. networks.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

Excursions and activities

When visiting the Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, you can use the audio guide (in Norwegian, English and German) or book a guided tour (about 45 minutes). An experienced guide will help you understand the variety of art styles of the early 20th century, tell you about the life and work of Munch, and a lot of other useful and interesting information.

Excursion cost (price includes entrance to exhibitions):

  • up to 10 people - 3500 NOK;
  • up to 15 people - 4250 NOK;
  • up to 20 people - 5000 NOK;

In addition to excursions, the museum regularly hosts lectures on artists and art, chamber concerts and film screenings.

Munch Museum in Oslo Eröffnet
Munch Museum in Oslo

How to get there

The Munch Museum can be reached by metro, buses, bicycles, taxis or private cars.

Grønland (T-bane) Metro Station is 900 meters away. When leaving the station, go straight and turn right and walk along Tøyenbekken street.

Munch Museum Bjørvika Map