Edvard Munch's house in Åsgårdstrand

Munch's house is located in Åsgårdstrand, just over an hour's drive from Oslo, and 15 minutes drive from Tønsberg. Here you walk in quiet streets with white painted houses while looking out over the Oslo Fjord and the sea.

Munch's house

Munch's house is located just off Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand, passing by the hotel and the marina. Surrounded by green lawns, you will see the house and the studio in the hill. Alternatively, you will walk along Edvard Munch's gate, an idyllic street with charm and cozy gardens. At the museum it is nice to sit and overlook the sea and down the shoreline, which caught Munch's early interest.

Edvard Munch's life

Edvard Munch painted many of his masterpieces here, such as four girls in Åsgårdstrand, the girls on the bridge and the dance of life. The famous painter lived from 1863 to 1944. From 1889 he traveled to Åsgårdstrand several summers. Munch lived a carefree summer life here and was well-liked by locals. In the museum everything is preserved as it was when Munch lived here. He bought the house in 1898 and owned the house until his death. The original studio building is demolished, but another is set up in the same space.


Photo: Vestfoldmuseene

Munch's house is open from May to September. Times vary according to season. The ticket price includes entrance and tour of the house. There are possibilities for tours for groups also outside of opening hours. See updated opening hours and prices.

 

Parking spaces can be found in the marina at the Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand.

Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum

Warhol and Munch in Tønsberg

In the heart of Tønsberg is the art museum Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum. A separate exhibition about pop artist Andy Warhol and Edvard Munch is located at the museum. Warhol made a series of paintings and drawings of Munch's work.

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