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Southern Norway Agder GRIMSTAD

The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad

  • Henrik Ibsens gate 14, Grimstad
  • +47 37040490
  •  /  km From You
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One of Grimstad's main attractions!

In 1843, a 15-year-old Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad to work as an apprentice for apothecary Reimann. During the six intense years he lived in the town, he became an apothecary’s assistant, a social critic and an author. With a newly published “Catilina” under his belt, he left town in 1850 determined to work with theatre.

At the museum, you can experience the original pharmacy where the young pharmacist apprentice Henrik Ibsen worked, as well as the room in which he lived and wrote his first play. The museum's new exhibition tells the stories of the rebel, infatuations, friendship, the "illegitimate" child and how the young Henrik became one of the world's foremost dramatists.

OPENING HOURS 2021

In the high season from 20 June to 15 August:
It is mandatory to follow a guide into the exhibition. The tours start at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 every day during this period. 1-5 people from the same cohort (who do not have to keep 1 meter distance from each other) can take part in each tour. Regardless of the number, you have to buy a ticket for the entire group. The ticket costs NOK 250 and has to be purchased in advance. The tour takes 45 minutes. You can get tickets here.

In the low season from 16-29 August:
It is mandatory to follow a guide into the exhibition. The tours start at 12:00 and at 14:00 every day during this period. 1-5 people from the same cohort (who do not have to keep 1 meter distance from each other) can take part in each tour. Regardless of the number, you have to buy a ticket for the entire group. The ticket costs NOK 250 and must be purchased in the online shop no later than 30 minutes before the start of the tour. The tour lasts 45 minutes. You can get tickets here. During this time, the museum reception is not manned.

For groups:
Guided tours can be booked throughout the year. Further information.


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