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The photo in this post shows a part of the waterfront in Oslo called Aker Brygge where there are many restaurants. The building with two towers in the back is the Oslo City Hall.

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Ibsen museum guided tour

Meet outside the museum. The address is Henrik Ibsens gate 26.

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of realism” and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll’s House became the world’s most performed play by the early 20th century.

Oslo has a museum dedicated to the author, The Ibsen Museum. The museum’s main attraction is Henrik Ibsen’s home in Oslo. Here he lived the last 11 years of his life and wrote his last two plays. The apartment is restored to its original splendour with authentic interior and Ibsen’s furniture. The museum’s visitor center features an exhibit on Ibsen’s life and writing.

The Ibsen Museum is located in Henrik Ibsen’s gate 26 in Oslo, next to the Royal Castle. It is run by Norsk Folkemuseum.

Admittance to Ibsen´s apartment is only possible with guided tours.  We will prebook visits to the Ibsen Museum including a guided tour in Ibsen´s apartment for those that are interested. These guided tours will be held in English:

  • Friday 21st April 2017 at 11:00 (maximum 15 persons)
  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 14:00 (maximum 15 persons)

The museum opens at 11:00. If you want to visit the Ibsen museum, but these two alternatives doesn’t work for you, please let us know, because we can arrange for additional time slots.