Edvard Munch:
love and angst

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Important information

Visiting during normal opening hours

We anticipate that Edvard Munch: love and angst will be very popular with Members and the general public. We recommend that if you plan to visit the exhibition at a specific time on a specific date during normal opening hours contact the Membership Office by emailing no later than 5 working days before your visit. Please make the subject of your email "Munch guaranteed entry list" and indicate the time and date on which you wish to visit and how many people will be in your party. This will allow us to add you to the guaranteed entry list for that time slot (availability permitting). If your exact time is fully booked we will find you the next available time slot that day. It is only possible to book  for the number of people shown on your card, please refer to the "Visiting with friends" section below for more guidance.

This system aims to give our Members as much flexibility as possible in deciding when to visit, whilst also ensuring your experience is not compromised by overcrowding. If large numbers of Members are visiting the exhibition at any one time, we may ask Members who have not used the guaranteed entry system to collect a timed ticket which will ensure your entry at the next available time slot.

We recommend that you make use of the guaranteed entry list if you intend to visit on the weekend.

On 20 May and 11 July 2019, between the hours of 10.30 and 12.00, the Museum will be running activities for under 5s and their parents inside the exhibition. While Members can still visit the exhibition during these times, we wanted to make you aware that there will be a large number of children in the exhibition and noise levels may be higher than normal.


Visiting with friends

We understand that Members may want to share the experience of visiting this exceptional exhibition with friends and family. If your Membership card reads 'Admits 2' you will be able to bring a guest with you when you visit the exhibition. If you plan to make use of the guaranteed entry list please make sure you let us know that you will be bringing a guest with you when you book. If your guest has not been booked in advance we cannot guarantee that you will be able to visit together at the time you have requested.

As a Member, you can bring up to four children under the age of 16 with you into this exhibition. If you wish to make use of the guaranteed entry list (see above), please specify that you will be bringing children with you when booking with the office.

Please note that each cardholder is only permitted to bring in a single guest. If your Membership includes an additional cardholder and two guest facilities, both cardholders will be required to be present should you wish to admit two guests.

We particularly recommend you use the guaranteed entry list if you are visiting with a non-Member who has purchased a ticket for a specific time slot.


Avoid the most popular times

We want to ensure you have the best possible experience when visiting the exhibition. Weekends are usually busier, and the first two weekends (13, 14, 20 and 21 April 2019)  and the final two weekends of the exhibition (13, 14, 20 and 21 July 2019) will be among the most popular. We advise that all Members make use of the guaranteed entry list if they intend to visit on any of these dates.

The Members’ evening on 3 June 2019 is also likely to be extremely popular. Please note, at Members’ evenings, access to special exhibitions, including Edvard Munch: love and angst, will be ticketed on a first come, first served basis on the night. It is likely that not all attendees will be able to visit the exhibition. Members wishing to visit exhibitions will be asked to queue for tickets at the start of the event.

We recommend visiting during one of our earlies and lates if you can, when the exhibition will be exclusively open for Members.


Early and late viewings

Early and late viewings of Edvard Munch: love and angst give Members the opportunity to visit this popular exhibition outside of ordinary opening hours. Due to the popularity of this exhibition all Members will need to book a free, timed ticket in advance for any out-of-hours viewings. To book simply click on one of the links below.

Thursday 11 April - Early morning viewing - FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 13 April - Early morning viewing -  FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 14 April - Early morning viewing -  FULLY BOOKED

Monday 15 April - Late night viewing -  FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 25 May - Early morning viewing -  BOOK NOW

Monday 27 May - Late night viewing - BOOK NOW


More dates coming soon...


Visiting the collection


Planning your visit

Open daily 10.00–17.30
Fridays 10.00–20.30
Closing starts from 17.20 (20.20 on Fridays)

As a Member, you have access to exclusive lectures, tours and other special events. Before your visit be sure to take a look at what's on and book any tickets you might need.

Some of our galleries are currently undergoing refurbishment. Download an up-to-date map to find out what is currently open. 




Starting your visit

Once inside the Museum gates there is a fast track lane for Members, ticket holders and visitors with young children. Upon arrival, please remember to have your Membership card, or proof of Membership, ready to show to Museum staff. At times when the Museum is particularly busy all visitors may be asked to queue outside the gates and so we recommend that all Members leave plenty of time between arrival and any booked exhibition visits. 

The Museum takes the security and safety of all visitors very seriously. All visitors including Members are required to abide by the Museum’s cloakroom policies and may not be admitted if their belongings and luggage do not correspond to these. In particular, please note that wheeled luggage of any size is not permitted on Museum premises.




Taking a break

During this popular exhibition we expect that the Members' Room is likely to be very busy. Don't forget you can visit one of the Museum's other cafés or restaurants where Members still receive a 10% discount on food and drink.

In the Members' Room this discount will be automatically applied and you will be able to sit back with a light lunch, scone or glass of wine and look out onto the iconic Great Court below. Take a look at our seasonal menu to find out what is currently on offer.

Please note that only Members with a guest facility can bring a guest with them to the Members' Room.