Ibsen Museum, Oslo

Ibsen Museum, Oslo

The Ibsen Museum is a celebration of the life and works of Henrik Ibsen, one of Norway’s most famous literary sons. Established in 1990, it is now housed in the playwright’s last home, on the corner of a street that now bears his name. The townhouse was restored and opened in 2006 to mark the centenary of Ibsen’s death. Following the death of his wife, the house fell out of the Ibsen family’s ownership. It was not until actor Knut Wigert rented the property in 1990 that the process of restoring it as a monument to the writer first began. Donations of furniture and artifacts from ancestors and the Norwegian Folk Museum, as well as government aid, were essential in getting the museum off the ground.

Visitors can get a glimpse into Ibsen’s domestic life, around which many of his plays are based. Ibsen lived here for over a decade, and wrote several of his plays in the study, including When We Dead Awaken in 1899. Look out for the engravings on the pavement– a collection of Ibsen quotes, they are permanently etched into the street outside the museum. The attraction is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm in Summer and from 11am to 4pm in Winter. Guided tours of Ibsen’s apartment are available each hour, and last for thirty minutes. Tickets are 85 kroner for adults, with concessions available, or 45 kroner to view the exhibitions, without taking the tour.

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Sight Name: Ibsen Museum
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Sentrum Walk  

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the most interesting sites of the borough, including Frogner Church, Oslo City Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen is the oldest quarter of Oslo. It is located in the very heart of the Sentrum borough and offers plenty of tourist spots to visit. Take this tour to explore the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gamle Raadhus, Film Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Learn more about the religious life of Oslo by taking this walking tour of the city’s most important sacred sights. An interesting variety of design, including Protestant and Catholic churches, can be found in Oslo Hanshaugen borough.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Pipervika Bay Walk

Pipervika Bay Walk

Norway's capital, Oslo, is a magnificent city where you will find an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Be sure to explore its lovely streets and wonderful museums that are considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as original restaurants and cafes located in the Pipervika Bay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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