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Eastern Norway Innlandet LØTEN

The Munch Center

  • Klevbakken 45, Løten
  • +47 62508800
  •  /  km From You

Edvard Munch is born in Løten

The exhibitions at the Munch Center focus on the young Edvard Munch and on his visit to the area after the family moved to Oslo.

Edvard Munch was born at Ådalsbruk in Løten December 12, 1863. He did not live in Løten for that long, but was actually baptized twice there. First a baptism at home at Engelaug because he was so weak, and later a confirmation of baptism at Løten church on April 15, 1864.

Løten municipality has established a photo point at his birthplace, where you can take pictures of the house and farm where he stayed. When the Munch Center in Løten was to be established, Klevfos was a natural place to choose. The area was located under the farm Engelaug Østre, where Edvard Munch was born. Munch has been here a lot as a child when he visited Engelaug, and it is believed that his connection to the landscape and the rural life at Løten had a great impact on how he developed as a person and artist.

Edvard was good at drawing already as a child, and there are many drawings of people he knew from the district. At the Munch Center you can listen to the letters Edvard Munch wrote to his father and aunt during the visits to Løten, read correspondence between the Munch family and their good friends at Ådalsbruk.

The Munch Center has the same opening hours and contact info as the Klevfos Industrial Museum. Fixed guided tours during the summer season. Otherwise by appointment.

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  • Source: Visit Hedmark AS
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