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The Ibsen-museum in Grimstad

  • Henrik Ibsens gate 14, Grimstad
  • +47 37040490
  •  /  km From You

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.


In the high season from 26 June to 14 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. On each tour, there can be 15 people who are in the same group. You can also come alone. 

​​​You can get tickets here.

When you book tickets for you and your contacts, choose date, time and number of tickets (maximum 8).

The museum is open for groups or individuals all year by booking.


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

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