The gallery/museum is a large, modern, stainless steel and glass building containing works by Munch, about Munch and collected by Munch, his friends and colleagues. It is arranged thematically, although the contents of each room is often not clear from the terms used. It would be helpful to visitors for the gallery to describe each theme in more detail so they can make a decision about whether or not that Exhibition/room is of any interest to them. For visitors, it’s worth taking the time to view the gallery’s website and plan your visit. I was under no time constraint, so visited each room/gallery and stayed to linger around the works that were of interest. There’s a lot to take in, so my advice would be to set aside a couple of hours. More if you want to sample the food and beverage selections. It was a warm sunny day, so I opted for lunch outdoors at a nearby cafe.
Likes - lots of light from the glass facade when traveling on the escalators between floors; lots of exhibition space, so although it was a busy summer’s day it didn’t feel crowded.
Dislikes - better descriptions of the offerings on each floor. The exhibition on level 4 entitled ‘Edvard Munch Infinite’ didn’t convey any sense of what to expect; I should have looked at the website before my visit as it provided a good description.
Regret - the rooftop bar on level 13 was closed at the time of my visit; if there’s a next time, I’d like to try to bistro on level 12.
I visited solo, but if you came with friends, you could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here discussing the extensive collection and exhibitions.
Photos - building, view and one of my favorite works on the day.