Under the auspices of the Norwegian Folk Museum, a museum dedicated to the life of Henrik Ibsen might be thought to have limited appeal but surprisingly a visit to Norway's homage to its greatest playwright, who lived from 1828 to 1906, is reasonably entertaining.

The museum is in the apartment where Ibsen spent his last years with his wife Suzanne; the place has been superbly decorated in early 20th-century style. Plenty of his belongings and furniture have been carefully placed around the library, living rooms, and the study where he wrote his last two plays. But what really makes this museum shine is the informed commentary from the guides, who are mostly academics who have made the study of Ibsen their careers.