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“Nicely done apartment tour, together with a good exhibition.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ibsen Museum

The Ibsen Museum
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US$47.22*
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Ranked #46 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: Museum/exhibiton in the apartment of the world famous author.
Gosport, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Nicely done apartment tour, together with a good exhibition.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

This was two part visit. The first is an exhibition with a lot about Ibsen, his family, his life and his writing. The second is the tour of the apartment in Oslo where he lived for the remainder of his life after returning to Norway.

Both are very interesting regardless of your previous knowledge of Ibsen or his work.

Make sure to see the painting in his study, over the fire place, of his arch enemy. It's stunning.

Visited August 2013
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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Ibsen as you have never seen him. A must see for Ibsen fans.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This short but interesting tour of Ibsen's apartment home shows aspects of his life you may not know about. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is done in English. There is also a very interesting exhibit about his life and works. This is a must see for Ibsen fans.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fascinating tour of Ibsen home and a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

It isn't necessary to be familiar with Ibsen's writings to enjoy this museum. The home which is across the street from the Royal Palace is a piece of history. Our tour guide was a theatre major at the University so she shared some fascinating history about Ibsen and his family and friends. The museum is a self guided experience and not all of the exhibits are in English. Small gift shop.

Visited June 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Henrik Ibsen's House in Oslo is superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Just over the road from the castle you'll find Ibsens House. Henrik Ibsen was a prolific playwright and poet (Peer Gynt, A Doll's House etc) who is well known internationally. An hour or so here with the assistance of the fantastic guide will help you to understand such a lot about the man, his work, and Oslo itself. We were there for 90 minutes, but only had time to see the superbly kept apartment where Ibsen lived, and buy a few books. Next time we're there we'll go straight to the videos, cuttings and articles. See the great review by Wilma S. I couldn't agree with her more, but I have given it an even higher score.

Visited July 2013
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good but boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

I dont know whether the museum was boring or i wasnt interested. This museum is about henrik ibsen the playwright. The museum is not that big and is located near national theatre. It was pretty boring to me. You could miss this one happily if you have less time to get around.

Visited July 2012
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