MUNCH Museum – Oslo's stunning new art landmark
The newly opened MUNCH museum houses a stunning collection of Edvard Munch's works across 13 floors.
When Edvard Munch died, he donated all his artworks to the city of Oslo, and the spectacular new MUNCH building houses as many as 1,100 paintings, 4,500 drawings and watercolours, 18,000 graphic works and 6,000 books, letters and other documents.
Here you can of course see Munch's most famous work, The Scream, but the whole tour through the museum's many exhibitions gives a fantastic insight into the artist's many facets – from painting, drawings and sketches to photographic art, where he often stood in front of the camera in the form of selfies.
The museum also hosts a wide range of cultural events – and has one of Oslo's best views of the Oslo Fjord from the bar on the 13th floor, which you can access without a ticket for the museum.
The museum is one of the largest in the world dedicated to a single artist, and the building is almost an architectural and engineering work of art in itself: the impressive design makes the building a new landmark in Oslo's skyline, but more than that, the building is built with the climate in mind, so it is constructed primarily from recycled materials and has 50% less climate impact than similar buildings.