The Nobel Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize to be awarded in Oslo each year since its creation in 1901.
More than 100 years after, in 2005, The Nobel Peace Center opened to honour the Nobel Prize winners over the years, “persons who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
There are 2 permanent exhibitions: The Nobel Chamber and The Nobel Field.
The first one relates the life of Alfred Nobel through a “magic book”.
The second one is dedicated to all the Nobel Prize winners. This room is often referred as “the heart of the Nobel Peace Center” and allows visitors to learn more about their lives.
The changing exhibitions provide an insight into the fields of war, peace and conflict resolution, often presented in new and surprising ways.
The main temporary exhibition is always dedicated to the Nobel Prize Winner(s) of the previous year. This year, it was about Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi’s and their unstoppable fight for children’s rights.
The second temporary exhibition was about the extraordinary life of the Dalai Lama. I particularly liked the pictures of the Dalai Lama as a child.
The third temporary exhibition gathered secret documents about the award of Martin Luther King, Jr: nominations, notes and reports kept until now under lock and key in the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s extensive archive.
The Nobel Prize Center exhibitions are thought to please both adults and children alike.
At the end of the visit, take a walk along Akker Brygge and stop for a beer or a soft is!
Nobel Peace Center
Brynjulf Bulls plass 1