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Ibsens Venstop

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Laszlo U wrote a review Oct 2015
Budapest, Hungary75 contributions12 helpful votes
A true rural surrounding and a fairly big farm-building with some furniture and memorabilia from the time the Ibsen family lived there. You don't have to know Ibsen's work by heart to appreciate the atmosphere but it certainly doesn't hurt to know some of his plays and poems. Walking in this house feels, at moments, as if Bergman lived here, too. If you are as lucky as we were, you can stand in the yard, still hear from the musicsore played to accompany the old Peer Gynt movie and see the zillions of stars above.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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Miroslaw Thor wrote a review Oct 2015
1,269 contributions48 helpful votes
It is one of the most interesting museums in Skien vicinity. Unfortunately, opening hours are only from 1. May.- 31. August, every day, 11am-17pm. As a matter of fact there are three Ibsen's museums in Norway. One in Skien, consisting of the farm where Ibsen lived in his childhood (1835–44), The Ibsen-Museum in Grimstad focuses on his youth (1844–50) and Museum in Oslo where he lived in the period from 1895 until his death in 1906. Here, I will focus on the Venstop Museum in Skien, where Henrik Ibsen lived together with his three brothers, his sister Hedvig and his parents from the age of seven and until he is fifteen from the summer 1835 until January 1844. The Venstøp consists of the farmhouse (dating from 1815), the wash house, the labourers’ farm quarters, the barn and the storehouse. The museum is rather primitive but the exhibition introduces you to some of Ibsen’s works and to his entire life in Skien, other places in Norway and abroad. It is hard to describe all right now, one must simply see it to have own impressions.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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RoyalKitty51 wrote a review Jun 2014
Smyrna, Delaware32 contributions13 helpful votes
Great tour of where Ibsen lived as a child and where many ideas came from for his future plays and poems. The attic must have been scary for a child! Tour guide was excellent.
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Date of experience: May 2014
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Normallyhappy2010 wrote a review Nov 2012
Skien, Norway78 contributions42 helpful votes
This beautifully situated farm just outside Skien is the childhood home of Mr. Henrik Ibsen, where he and his family lived after his father's bankruptcy and major social downfall. Here, in the attic, we probably find the original theatrical scenery of one of his most widely played dramas, "The Wild Duck". Good guiding in English.
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Date of experience: June 2012
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