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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. With our online itinerary creator, Oslo attractions like Ibsen Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a superb museum and also provides a guided tour of Ibsen's apartment. The tour guide was knowledgeable and amiable and provided lots of snippets about Ibsen as well as the key facts.  more »
  • The tour of the Ibsen's apartment (this is the very building and apartment where he and lis wife lived and died) was very interesting and informative, lead by a lively and knowledgable museum guide wh...  more »
  • "...but universal in spirit." – Liv Ullman Ibsen Museum. One of the most distinguished playwrights and poets in the world, Henrik Ibsen's significance cannot be overstated; the special place he holds ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Not very well designed. The exhibition lacks continuity and clarity while the content is quite simplified. The content of the tour was simplified to a banal degree. Leaves a slightly one dimensional impression of what was a complex man.