The Museum Opens in Fall 2020

Edvard Munch is a pioneer of modern art and the creator of the iconic The Scream. In summer 2020, a brand new museum opens by Oslo’s waterfront, tailor-made for the worlds largest collection of art by Munch.

The new museum will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art.

More of Munch, and many other experiences!

The new museum provides strong, enganging and modern art experiences. In the new museum building, you can visit 11 exhibition areas spanning over seven floors, and explore many of the 28 000 works by Edvard Munch from the museum's collection. 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.

Facts about the new Munch Museum

  • When the new museum opens to the public in the fall of 2020, it will be one of the world's largest museums dedicated to a single artist.
  • 11 exhibition halls are located throughout seven floors, and the large exhibition halls provide opportunities for new and different ways to experience art.
  • The building is designed by the Spanish architecture firm Estudio Herreros.
  • With its 13 floors, the building is 58 meters tall. The gross area of the building is 26 313 m2.
  • 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.