Edvard Munch bought Ekely when we was 53 years old and already a recognised and prosperous artist. Until then, his adult life had been marked by frequent travels and perpetual uprooting. 

The 45-acre property had previously housed a plant nursery, and included a Swiss-style main house, servants’ quarters with stables and several outbuildings. After Edvard Munch moved in, he also had several outdoor studios of various shapes built, in addition to the so-called winter studio.

Edvard Munch's Ekely

Munch's Ekely

Join us for a guided tour of Edvard Munch’s property, where a rumour developed of him being a hermit

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