Henrik Ibsen came to Grimstad as a 15-year-old 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.
This year, as the Ibsen Museum is being restored, we offer a very special guided tour. We have moved the exhibition to central venues around town, and a local guide will take you to key Ibsen spots where you will get an insight into his somewhat dramatic life in Grimstad. The Ibsen Museum will be one of the stops, and will show itself from an unfamiliar angle.
1 July – 16 August (open daily 11-16)