Ramme lies on the outskirts of idyllic Hvitsten, only a 40 drive from the centre of Oslo. RAMME is built on a foundation of healthy values regarding ecological farming, characterised by the owner’s sense of adventure, aesthetics and creativity. During the summer of 2018 RAMME wil reopen as an experience centre with a renewed focus on history, art and culture.
Munch’s house at Nedre Ramme
In 1910 Edvard Munch bought the property of Nedre Ramme in Hvitsten, on the east side of Oslofjord. The property is now being renovated, and visitors are for the first time being given the opportunity to visit the property owned by Munch until his death in 1944.
Visitors are invited to explore Munch’s former home, beautifully situation between the forest and the sea. There are plans to reconstruct Munch’s open-air atelier on the grounds. It is clear from many of his paintings that the light and landscape of the area inspired Munch. Examples include the monumental Aula decorations and a number of bathing paintings. Guided tours only. For more information, see www.ramme.org
Edvard Munch returns to Ramme
When Ramme opens in 2018 it will be with a Edvard Munch exhibition.
The short distance between the new gallery and Munch’s property will offer visitors a completely unique experience. Munch bought Nedre Ramme in order to continue his work with the drafts for the decorations in the University of Oslo’s assembly hall, the Aula. Several of the motifs are based on the local landscape, easily recognisable in such works as the draft for Forskerne (Alma Mater). This draft is among the exhibition’s high points and is being shown to the public for the first time since 1911. Curator of the exhibition is Petra Pettersen from the Munch Museum.
RAMME farm cafe and shop
The farm cafe at RAMME is being rebuilt and will re-open in the summer of 2018. In the meantime visitors can relax in the farmyard with a picnic lunch. Organic eggs and other seasonal products can be purchased at the self-service farm shop.
Havlystparken is unique in Norway and is worth a visit for its own sake. The owner, Petter Olsen, has created a garden that only Shakespeare could have dreamed of. A home worthy of the Midsummer Night’s elves, as if created for Baroque festivities. Havlyst – once a fertile orchard, today a playful and seductive paradise. Guided tours for groups. For updated opening hours, see www.ramme.org.