The Ibsen Museum in Oslo: hats, glasses and drama

The Ibsen Museum in Oslo: hats, glasses and drama

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 26

This young, elegant and very creative Museum is located next to the Royal Palace in the heart of the Norwegian capital. Very interesting history of the Museum. The Norwegians will take hundreds of years to open the memorial house-Museum its most famous writer. The state, of course, helped with the restoration of the building, the funds for the purchase of certain exhibits, but the main creators of the Museum were Norwegians themselves. The exposition was gathered bit by bit. The interiors were recreated based on the descriptions of the remains found by archaeologists.


Henrik Ibsen for the resident trolls is as Pushkin for the Russian. The man who glorified his country in the drama, which is now considered an integral part of world culture, was not understood and accepted by society. The whole life of the dramatist was like to fight with the outside world. His view on morality, religion, justice – was absolutely revolutionary for the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.


The Museum opened in 1990. The exhibition consists of numerous personal belongings of Ibsen (many gave the family of the playwright, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren), photographs, manuscripts, sketches. But it’s not the most important. The Museum has a literary salon, which regularly hosts literary evenings, collecting the most sophisticated audience in Oslo. It is known that even members of the Royal family like to attend these events.

Special attention is attracted to two famous collections playwright of the frogs and trolls. The figures inspired the playwright. If the thought was interrupted, Ibsen have long eyed freaks and cukusic, and then returned behind the Desk.
The Museum provides guide services in English.

Entrance fee is 50 CZK. Children (up to 20 years!) free admission to the Museum. The last few years, the Museum rekonstruiruet and updated, so the work is reduced. Officially, in the summer the Museum is open from 11 to 16 hours. Possible group visits at other times by reservation.

Recitals in the halls of the Museum like to have Norwegian actors and Directors. If you wish, you can visit the acting or the directing master class.