The Ibsen MuseumCurrently Closed
Henrik Ibsen is the world’s most frequently performed playwright after Shakespeare. His play, The Doll House, is the most popular play of the 20th century. Henrik and his wife Suzannah actually lived here for more than 11 years, though he abandoned it after the death of his wife. The house was restored in the 90s to its state in 1906. The interior decor and colors are entirely original. Everything else has been recreated in an exact replica of what it used to be. The museum also has an exhibit on Ibsen’s life and works. The apartment can only be visited by guided tour.
- Only 15 persons are allowed per guided tour so book your tour early.
- Adults: NOK 100
- Oslo pass holders: Free
- Students, Seniors: NOK 75
- Children: NOK 30
- Under 6 years: Free
Guided Tours Happen:
- Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, every hour.
- On Thursdays also 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, every hour.
- Each tour lasts 30 minutes.
- Tram 13 and 19 stop Slottsparken
- Bus 121, 129, 131, 139, 143, 149, 159 stop Slottsparken
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9.91% of people who visit Oslo include The Ibsen Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
59.65% of people start their The Ibsen Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Ibsen Museum
61.82% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Ibsen Museum
The girl who was guiding the tour was so wondeeful and amusing to listen to! The tour and the museum give you a unique perspective on how Ibsem lived, and how he wrote his plays. Do not miss this!
This is a quirky little museum perhaps just for aficionados. But you also get a guided tour of his last apartment which is excellent. Our guide was superb. Nice little shop. Couldn't resist a t shirt which says "HI" which are obviously his initials. There are also fabulous babygros. Don't miss it.
Only did the museum bit not the apartment guided tour. It was an informative visit without being overwhelming.
A tiny museum with a big soul. You can read quotes from Ibsen's plays and learn lots about his life and career. He was a deep thinker and this museum does a lot to showcase his troubles, concerns and motivations. You also learn about his time overseas, his family and his lovers. Really enjoyed it! Five stars!
You have to be a bit of an Ibsen fan to get much out of the exhibits, but the tour of Ibsen's apartment is unmissable for anyone with the slightest interest in historical architecture and interior design due to its extraordinary recreation of the apartment as it stood when Ibsen and his wife lived there.