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Ibsen Museum, Oslo

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Glimpse into the life of the founder of modern drama at Ibsen Museum. Henrik Ibsen, one of the most performed playwrights in the world, lived here in the last 11 years of his life. Opened in 2006 on the 100th year anniversary of his death, the museum recreates the interior of the writer's final home with a mix of original furniture and replicas. Gain further insight through educational films. The museum on the ground floor contains artifacts and personal items, including Ibsen's hat collection. Upstairs, guided 30-minute tours of the apartment are offered in groups of 15. Lockers are available, and a small gift shop offers books for purchase. Put Ibsen Museum and other Oslo attractions into our Oslo trip itinerary builder site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You almost might miss it as youre walking near the Palace. It's a very nice museum with lots of great history and exhibits. Very informative.  more »
  • The Ibsen Museum occupies the last House of the playwright Henrik Ibsen. Is located next to the Royal Palace on Henrik Ibsens gate. The former residence of Ibsen has been restored to the period when it was used as a residence by Ibsen. On the occasion of the commemoration of the centenary of the death of Ibsen, the Ibsen Museum reopened the House completely restored with the original Interior, original colors and décor. The Museum also houses an exhibition that reflects the life and work of the playwright where he spent the last 11 years of his life. Here Ibsen wrote his final dramatic works. The furniture has been restored while the floors, walls, ceiling and surfaces were reconstructed according to archaeological studies of buildings, complemented by a range of historical sources. Tablecloths, curtains and drapes were made as exact replicas of the originals. Also, in the Street outside the Ibsen Museum in Oslo, there is a work of Ibsen quotes permanently embedded in the sidewalk.
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  • Doesn't look all that much from the outside, but very interesting once you're inside. If I hadn't walked back past it when I visited the Royal Palace, I might have missed it. Glad I didn't.  more »
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  • Do the staff-led tour of the house - they are very knowledgeable
  • The exhibition has loads of information on Henrik Ibsen including a guided tour of his apartment where he lived towards the end of his life. Very interesting even if you're not well-versed in Ibsen's plays!
  • Very well-done guided tour of Ibsen's apartment (in which detailed stories of his daily life were given as well) in addition to nice exhibits featuring his works.
  • A small but complete overview of Ibsen's life, particularly his final years, when he lived in a generously-sized apartment at this location. If you're not familiar with his work, you can learn a lot here. It would be better to get at least an overview before going. That would contribute to your engagement. The museum seems newish and growing. They're trying to restore his apartment to its appearance during his time there. The tour--the only way to get in to the apartment--will definitely give you insight into the man. (Free with Oslo Pass)
  • I think Ibsen is an integral part of Oslo. Even if you are not interested in literature very much, Ibsen museum can be a good start.

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