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The Ibsen Museum, Oslo

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Glimpse into the life of the founder of modern drama at The 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. Put The Ibsen Museum and other Oslo attractions into our Oslo trip itinerary builder site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • NB The museum (visited in August 2022) is closed - there is a rather sad notice on the door announcing that "We regret that the Ibsen museum and theatre has to stay closed indefinitely due to lack of....  more
    NB The museum (visited in August 2022) is closed - there is a rather sad notice on the door announcing that "We regret that the Ibsen museum and theatre has to stay closed indefinitely due to lack of....  more »
  • We passed this grand building on the major thoroughfare a number of times but disappointingly the museum has still not reopened. It would have been great to see Ibsen’s and his wife Suzannah’s last.....  more
    We passed this grand building on the major thoroughfare a number of times but disappointingly the museum has still not reopened. It would have been great to see Ibsen’s and his wife Suzannah’s last.....  more »
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  • Of Course, Ibsen is always great and every one can agree with that. - But in this new Ibsen Museum with a suitable large salon, the actors gets in near contact with the audience and creates an enchanting atmosphere. So What can be more right than to go and see the "Sancthansnatten" ? The monologues are like songs with witchcraft and the acting take you back with almost 200 years. The change of scenography is dynamic and made to look so easy, but behind it there is such a experience that leaves a question - how did they come up with that? And not to forget the costumes that are contemporary with the play's release in mid 19th century and You could say that they are Historical Accurate, with hand painted silks and fabric patterns. These costumes are colourful and made with such a know-how that the integration of total concept makes You to want to see the play all once again, because there is more to discover.
  • Go on the guided tour which includes a knowledgable docent who goes in depth in to all the rooms of the house and explains the original furniture and items within the house. I was luck and got a private tour for myself since the museum is sometimes lightly visited at times which makes it great as it's nice and quiet way to spend some time learning about Ibsen's life.

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