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“If you are a Henrik Ibsen reader, here you will discover so much”

Ibsen-museet i Grimstad
Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Grimstad
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Owner description: Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad in 1843/44 to start his apprenticeship with apothecary Reimann. He stayed for 6 years, and when he left in spring 1850 it was as the author of the play "Catilina". The museum focus on the period before he achieved success and world fame. Topics such as how Ibsen made a living when his apprenticeship ended, his dire financial situation, the people who inspired him, the love stories and the son born out of wedlock all form part of the exhibition. The very pharmacy in which Ibsen worked is still intact. A museum shop is available.
Reviewed January 30, 2014

It is a simple little part of Henrik Ibsen's life, but it is the foundation of the man. It is in this environment that he matured. It is not just the museum that is important, but the place. You are able to walk the same little streets and see how life was in another time. You are able to collect your thoughts and understand . . . not be overwhelmed by stuff. It is all understated and quiet, like much of Norway. If you are in the area, and have not taking time to think of Ibsen, do take the time.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

As Ibsen lived and worked here for many years, and also is the place where he wrote "Catilina", his first novel, it's a fine place for a museum. The entrance costs 80 NOKs with guide included (if available). A guide shouldn't even be necessary, as plaques and posters are placed on every place possible, in both Norwegian and English (though the latter seems shortened somewhat, but not for the worse).
To only have lived in Grimstad for seven years, the amount of information about Ibsen fills the museum quite well, and not a single wall is seen empty or without a quote.

To conclude, for anyone interested in Ibsen and his early years, I recommend a visit to this museum.

3  Thank armandgunerio
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Anita E, Guest Relations Manager at Ibsen-museet i Grimstad, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2012

Hi!
Thank you so much for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the museum. Welcome back to us.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The whole thing is just terribly boring.... The guide is good tho, but it seems more like a bad excuse for a museum

1  Thank Eivor Mathilde R
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Management response:Responded July 10, 2012

Hi!

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry the museum didn't meet your expectations. We are constantly developing our interpretation and the exhibition in the museum, and are therefore interested in your opinion in what would have made the museum more exciting for you.
Glad to hear that your found the guide good. It's a priority for us to have good guides.

Regards

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile
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Therese H, Kundeansvarlig at Ibsen-museet i Grimstad, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2016
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