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The Ibsen Museum

Henrik Ibsensgt. 26, Oslo 0253 , Norway
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Ranked #25 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum/exhibiton in the apartment of the world famous author.
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Museum/exhibiton in the apartment of the world famous author.

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Paris, France
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ibsen's appartment is itself the perfect Ibsen stage set. Very informative and personable guide; tour a little brisk though? museum good but 'branding' of Ibsen throughout seems rather superflous?

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you like seeing where someone famous lived, visit this museum. If you like period houses, visit this museum. The operators have done a very good job of setting up Ibsen's last residence in Oslo, and there is a great exhibition area on Ibsen's life and career, in addition to the rooms of the Ibsen residence. You can only visit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I gained some fascinating insights into this greatest of Norwegian playwrights - about his life and times as well as his writing. For someone studying literature or language this is a fascinating museum. To see the apartment where the Ibsens lived you need to take a tour. These are held regularly in English and Norwegian. We enjoyed the English tour.... More 

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