Lonely Planet review for Munch Museum
Edvard Munch (1863–1944) fans won’t want to miss the Munch Museum, which is dedicated to his life’s work and has most of the pieces not contained in the National Gallery. Security is high in the museum since the 2004 theft of The Scream and The Madonna, though both paintings were recovered in 2006. The museum provides a comprehensive look at the artist’s work, from dark (The Sick Child) to light (Spring Ploughing). With over 11,000 paintings, 4500 watercolours and 18,000 prints and sketching books bequeathed to the city by Munch himself, this is a landmark collection. To get there, take the T-bane to Tøyen, followed by a five-minute signposted walk.