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The Ibsen Museum

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Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 26, Oslo 0255, Norway
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+47 22 55 20 09
11:00 - 16:00
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Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Wed 11:00 - 16:00

Museum/exhibiton in the apartment of the world famous author.

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Our Own Personal Tour

We got to the Ibsen museum for bang on opening time and were the only ones there for the tour of Ibsen's house with the resident Ibsen expert, meaning we were treated to what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got to the Ibsen museum for bang on opening time and were the only ones there for the tour of Ibsen's house with the resident Ibsen expert, meaning we were treated to what undoubtedly remains one of the best museum tours I've ever had. Our guide was beyond knowledgable and so invested in his subject that he could go... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't know much about him. Now I do! Mostly enjoyed viewing his home...fully furnished of the period. Not busy or crowded... we were the only ones there. Then walked a few blocks to a hotel and ate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Ibsen Museum wasn't initially part of our plan for Oslo (we only had a day and a half so were really trying to pack in a lot), however, we had the Oslo Pass and some time on the Sunday morning, so we decided to get there for opening and give it a go. Unfortunately we were told that the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

To be honest I didn't expect much, after part 1 of the tour I was informed but not overly impressed. Part 2 the tour of his home was great. Mainly because of our tour guide, she added so much history.

Thank Michael D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The place where Henrik Ibsen lived in his last eleven years of his life. The rooms where restored using Ibsen furniture and other contemporary pieces. Nice exhibition with his plays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We followed the Ibsen path from The Grand hotel to arrive after about 20 minutes stroll. The museum was fascinating with many Ibsen tit-bits. The best bit, however was Ibsen's apartment. We were fortunate to have a private viewing with an extremely knowledgable guide. This museum comes highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was in an apartment upstairs in this building that Ibsen spent the last 11 years of his life. His desk is here and so is the room/bed in which he died. The rooms were restored using Ibsen's furniture plus other comtemporary pieces. There is a good exhibition on the first floor featuring Ibsen's plays and ideas. He had always... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

For People interested in Henrik Ibsens drama, visit his appartment he lived in his last years after 27 years overeas is a must. People in Norway with great culture enthusiasts stood back this remarkable rescue.

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Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Henrik Ibsen, the great playwright, loved medals and looking good in public. His wife, Suzannah, was supremely disinterested in interior decoration, she preferred to sit quietly and read. So Ibsen decorated the latest of the couple´s homes (they lived in Italy and Germany for some 2years, that´s where he wrote most of his plays - Ibsen could´t stand Norway) with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I must admit I am not overly familiar with Ibsen's work, but during my visit to Oslo it became apparent that he is a national treasure so I decided to pay a visit. The museum itself is quite small and unremarkable. What made the visit worthwhile though was the guided tour through Ibsen's apartment which is above the museum. I... More 

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