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The new Munchmuseet in Bjørvika. Photo: Ivar Kvaal

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The New Munchmuseet

The new Munchmuseet will open in Bjørvika in the Oslo city centre, Autumn 2020

Edvard Munch is a pioneer of modern art and the creator of the iconic The Scream. Autumn 2020, a brand new museum opens by Oslo’s waterfront, tailor-made for the worlds largest collection of art by Munch. Munchmuseet will be one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to a single artistand will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art.


Munchmuseet is proud to provide strong, meaningful, engaging and modern art experiences. In the new museum building, you can visit 11 exhibition halls spanning over 7 floors, and explore many of the 45 000 objects and works by Edvard Munch from the museum’s collection. Munch's art is displayed in four permanent exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions will present both renowned Norwegian and international artists and innovative contemporary artists.

In addition, you can attend concerts, literature readings and other cultural events, or gather family and friends for a wonderful meal and enjoy the spectacular view from the 13th floor. The museum also houses painting workshops and other activities where children and adults can create inspiring art experiences together.


  • One of the world's largest museums dedicated to one artist.
  • 11 exhibition halls are spread over 7 floors
  • The museum's collection consists of 45 000 works of art and objects that are being moved from the old to the new museum building
  • Over 400 Munch works will be on display at opening 2020
  • Gross area: 26 313 m2
  • The building was designed by the Spanish architectural firm Estudio Herreros.
  • The museum is one of 50 role models in the Future Built program, the Oslo region's prestigious program consisting of buildings of high architectural quality and a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in transport, energy use and material use compared to similar buildings.


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