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The Ibsen Museum: immersion into the famous playwright 's life


Steeped in history, the Ibsen Museum is partly located in the apartment where the playwright lived the last 11 years of his life.

The Ibsen house, as it may currently be seen, was established in 1990 after a Norwegian actor purchased the authors apartment. He decided to open it to the public and, thanks to the Ibsen family, was able to put the furniture back in place. You may be seized by the strange feeling of being in the shadow of the famous writer, as the place has been restored with rigorous respect for authenticity.

It is a wonderful opportunity to delve into the singular world of the Norwegian author, who was born in 1828. He came to prominence through plays like A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler, both intimate dramas with a distinct atmosphere.

Even today, his plays are regularly performed in theatres around the world, and after Shakespeare, he is the most produced playwright anywhere. You can also follow in the footsteps of the playwright during a walk in the city, which will take you on the actual Henrik Ibsen Street right through to the Grand Café, where he liked to drink schnapps. The visit takes you on a charming journey back in time and is ideal for literature lovers.

Ibsenmuseet (Ibsen Museum)
Henrik Ibsens Gate 26
0255 Oslo

+47 221 23 550

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