The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo was opened in 2005 and is part of the network housing all Nobel institutions. Visiting the center, you learn more about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Peace Prize and the idea that stands behind it. Also, see all Nobel Prize Laureates and the work they were once awarded for. The Nobel Peace Center is designed and meant to be a place of reflection, contention and participation. It creates this very special atmosphere through its exhibitions, guides, various events and activities for families, all making the peace center a hub where politics and culture meet.
Exhibitions at the Nobel Peace Center
The permanent exhibitions present anything there is to know about the life and history of Alfred Nobel. On-site, you may, for instance, come to read the magical book which is about the inventor and industrial entrepreneur. In addition, you find the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, their engagements and visionary work presented in both the Nobel Garden and on wall newspapers.
The changing exhibitions allow you to delve into topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. At the Nobel Peace Center, exhibitions are a varied experience as there are always interesting, interactive and surprising methods used to guarantee a worthwhile visit and make the topics in question accessible to every visitor. There are, amongst other things, various digital and multimedia segments, exciting films and captivating lectures.
You may either explore the center on your own or you take part in a guided tour during our opening hours and have yourself guided through the fascinating world of the Nobel Prize.
Adventure for kids
Children may explore the Nobel Peace Center in a very special way. They are led through the exhibitions via a course and meanwhile have the chance to explore many things that are associated with Alfred Nobel as well as other Nobel Prize laureates. All items are hidden in cases and are ready to be found and opened by kids, allowing them to playfully learn about the center. Unfortunately, the offer for kids is only available in Norwegian and English, exclusively.
Apart from the museum shop, you also find the Café Alfred located in the Nobel Peace Center, which is often used as a venue for various events, including not only food and beverages, but also readings, lectures, discussions, debates, concerts, theater and several other cultural events.