Address: Toyengata 53
When Munch died in January 1944, it transpired that he had unconditionally bequeathed all his remaining works to the City of Oslo. Edvard Munch's art is the most significant Norwegian contribution to the history of art, and he is the only Norwegian artist who has exercised a decisive influence on European art trends, above all as a pioneer of Expressionism in Germany and the Nordic countries.
The Munch Museum opened in 1963 and was purpose-built to house this unique collection of approximately 1100 paintings, 4500 drawings and 18 000 prints. Major works will always be on display in the museum. The selection is changed regularly. In 1994, expansion and rehabilitation of the museum was financed by the Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan Ltd. The museum was partly rebuilt in 2005 to upgrade security.
The museum's programme also comprises film screenings, audioguides, concerts, guided tours and lectures. The museum has a shop with catalogues and souvenirs and a café that serves salads, pastries, sandwiches etc. The museum's library houses literature on Edvard Munch and other artists.
1 September-31 May:
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1 June-31 August:
Every day from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed periods 2009
The museum is closed due to change of exhibition 28.09-8.10.2009.
The café and museum shop are open! Except monday.
The museum is closed 1 May (Labour Day) and 17 May (Norwegian Constitution Day).
The museum is open 21 May (Ascension Day) and during Pentecost.
NOK 75,- per person for adults
NOK 40,- for students, seniors (+67) and children over 7 years old
Children under 7: Free entrance
Groups (minimum 10 persons): NOK 40,- per person
Free admission for one child (7+) accompanied by a fully paying adult!
Free admission with the "Oslo Pass"
Free admission from 27.01-31.03.2009.
Please do not touch the paintings or other objects on display. Photography and the use of film cameras are permitted for private use only. However, please note that the use of flash or tripods is not allowed, unless you have a written confirmation from the museum. (Flash is allowed at events in the lecture hall). Photography and the use of film cameras for commercial use is not allowed, unless you have a written confirmation from the museum.
Food and beverages, animals, umbrellas, knives, scissors or other sharp objects are not allowed in the exhibition.
Large bags, back-packs etc. must be placed in the lockers (NOK 10,-). Small bags and back-packs are allowed if carried by hand or on shoulder (not on back). The maximum allowed size for such items is approx. A4 (US: approx. 8½ x 11 inches).
Baby carriages and strollers are not allowed in the exhibition. Approved baby carriages and strollers (incl. strollers for twins) can be borrowed from the museum upon arrival. Luggage for babies and children are subject to the same restrictions as luggage for the general public (as mentioned above).
Luggage in wheel chairs is subject to the same restrictions as luggage for the general public (as mentioned above).
Cell phones must be turned off while in the exhibition.
Groups can order guided tours in the museum both during the opening hours and after ordinary closing time. The guided tours can be combined with a meal in Café Edvard Munch. Guided tours are available in Norwegian, English, German, Spanish and French.
Public guided tours in English every day at 1:00pm in July and August.
Rates for guided tours:
Nursery schools: NOK 400,- (maximum 15 children per guide)
Elementary schools: NOK 400,- (1st year maximum 15 children per guide)
Colleges: NOK 500 + entrance NOK 20,- per person
Students / Pensioners: NOK: 500,- + entrance NOK 40,- per person
Other groups: NOK 900,- + entrance NOK 40,- per person
All groups from 3pm + Saturday and Sunday NOK 1150,- + entrance NOK 40,- per person.
Free entrance for all visitors 1. October to 31. march.
Guided tour after closing time
It is also possible to order a guided tour after closing time. The rate for the guided tour is NOK 1150,- +NOK 2000,- pr. hour for the security guards. The total cost for a guided tour after closing time is NOK 3150,-. In addition NOK 75,- per person in entrance fee.
Booking guided tours
Call Museum Lecturer Janne Fredly Monday-Friday between 2-3 pm:
Tel. +47 23 49 35 00
Fax: +47 23 49 35 01