Official opening of the childhood home

The official opening of Thor Heyerdahl’s childhood home in Steingata 7, Larvik, took place in October 2011.

Thor Heyerdahl grew up in Steingata 7. From his childhood home he had a view over the town of Larvik, the Larvik Fjord and the open sea. Perhaps this was his source of inspiration and sparked his sense of adventure? He was interested in nature and animals and created a museum in his bedroom in Steingata 7.

The restoration of Thor Heyerdahl’s childhood home was part of the “Heyerdahl Town” project. Work started in 2007 and is now complete.  

Thor Heyerdahl childhood home