Haget, Christian Eriksson’s childhood home in Taserud, is scenically located within walking distance of downtown Arvika. The building was built in 1894 as the home and studio of Eriksson. It has been renovated and extended to include two exhibit wings that teem with works of art.

The house now serves as the museum’s entrance and café. Architect Rune Falk designed the museum. King Carl-Gustaf XVI officiated at the opening ceremonies on June 18, 1993.

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Kungsvägen 11, Arvika, Sweden
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Founded: 1894
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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rackstadmuseet.se

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Ezio Kancijanic (2 years ago)
Ok
Filippa Plate (3 years ago)
Great little café inside or outdoors for a typical Swedish homemade fika. Nice concept with daily soup + cake & coffee. Local, high quality art on display in the museum, beautiful garden and a nice shop with crafts by local artists.
dr brunhild noffke (4 years ago)
I love to be there!Art goes right to the soul.Racken painters you don't need words!
Petter Hebæk (4 years ago)
Nice museum with local artists. Mostly paintings.
Marianne Johansson (4 years ago)
The cafe' is fantastic. The "soup-lunch" is really worth it. And interesting exhibitions !!
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