“Contentment is the only real wealth” – Alfred Nobel
The Nobel Peace Center is situated in the heart of Oslo and is an unavoidable site for many tourist photographs. It is an independent foundation, financed through entry tickets, private donations and state stipends. His Majesty King Harald V of Norway opened the Nobel Peace Center in 2005, and the opening ceremony was attended by both the Norwegian and Canadian royal families. Visited by around 250 thousand people every year, it is a place where you can learn about various Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, their achievements, as well as the unbelievable life story of Alfred Nobel. You will be amazed by this interactive museum of war and peace, conflict resolution, as well as other social matters. The exhibit is designed as a Nobel field with digital flowers, and with its incredible combination of lights, digital communication and historical displays, it creates a unique sensory experience.
It is exactly its unique digital communication and interactive installations perfectly synchronized with the exhibits that make this museum famous. It acquired international acclaim for its usage of documentary photography.
British architect David Adjaie, American designer David Small and many more artists contributed to the center being what it is today.
Every Friday at noon, a dove of peace is set free from the window above the entrance, followed by “the good news of the week”.
As the dove flies away, the John Lennon song “Give Peace a Chance” is plained from the bell tower of the City Hall.
The Nobel Peace Center is situated in the old railway station building, which was built in 1872, and is located near the Oslo City Hall, overlooking the pier.
Name in Norwegian: Nobels Fredssenter
For more details, download the Nobel Peace Center’s app Peace Walk (available for Android and Iphone devices), which provides you with an entertaining and educational tour of the city.
Every year on the 10th of December Nobel Peace Prizes are awarded in memory of the death of Alfred Nobel.
Ticket Price for The Nobel Peace Center
Regular ticket price: 14 eur
Reduced ticket price: 9,30 eur – for students
Reduced ticket price: 4.80 eur - for children up to 18 years old
Free entrance for children up to 12 years old
Working hours of The Nobel Peace Center
Summer Season: 01. July - 31. July: from 10:00h to 18:00h;
01. August - 31. August: from 12:00h to 18:00h
Winter Season: 1. October - 28. April from 10:00h to 18:00h
Visitors can always check the dates on the museum website https://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/visit or simply sent an email for all additional information [email protected]
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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Photo credit: Hakon Mosvold Larsen/ VisitOSLO