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The Ibsen Museum

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Address: Henrik Ibsensgt. 26, Oslo 0253 , Norway
Phone Number: 22 55 20 09
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Museum/exhibiton in the apartment of the world famous author.

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Make sure you see the apartment

The museum is just next to the palace, and free with the Oslo pass. There's an exhibit (in both Norwegian and English) about Ibsen's life, including a film (in Norwegian), but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The museum is just next to the palace, and free with the Oslo pass. There's an exhibit (in both Norwegian and English) about Ibsen's life, including a film (in Norwegian), but the real jewel in this museum's crown is the tour of Ibsen's apartment. These are scheduled every hour, but if (as when we went) there are too many people... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Probably considered one of Europe's leading playwrights, the Ibsen museum is a must for all theatre nerds. It is conveniently located near the cruise port and takes roughly a couple hours to walk through. They offer a large number of literary items for purchase and their staff is friendly and very knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a great museum for those who know about the author Ibsen or want to know about the author. There are a whole lot of his personal belongings around and the whole apartment is left and renovated to reflect the times of the author’s life and the information around are sufficient enough to know about life of Ibsen. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you want to learn more about Henrik Ibsen, this is the place! Special mention to the hat collection, and the apartment visit is a must do!

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you have any interest at all in the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, don´t miss visiting this museum in Oslo. Very thorough documentation, great guided tour of his large apartment, and a short film. English language descriptions for everything displayed. We ended spending more than half a day at this museum. Admission fee is reasonable for what is included.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I arrived at the museum half an hour before closing time so no guided tour for me. The museum itself doesn't have much to show other than some of his personal belongings including a collection of hats. The videos were quite good and informative though.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting insight into Norway's greatest playwright. Tour of his last residence (completely restored) and discussion of his works

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Ibsen museum in Oslo was unexpectedly really good. The tour of the apartment was very interesting and an essential part of enjoying the museum. The museum does not house many artifacts but has very good videos about Ibsen and the times in which he lived. Thought that I would be in and out of the small museum in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I didn't know anything about Ibsen, but visited the museum as I happened to be passing. Well worth visiting - particularly if you join a tour of his apartment (upstairs). Very friendly, helpful and informative staff. The exhibitions are fascinating and it is well worth investing an hour or two.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You can visit the museum downstairs at your leisure and then join a guided tour to see Ibsen's apartment rooms upstairs where he lived. They are well preserved and protected (shoe covers provided) and it was very interesting to see the rooms where he wrote and to learn of his daily routines. The tour was quite quick but there werent... More 

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