The Nobel Peace Centre, a historical journey

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The Nobel Peace Centre, a historical journey

The history of the 20th century is felt as soon as you pass through the door of this legendary place.

Here is a unique opportunity for you to learn more about this award and its creator. Alfred Nobel, a prestigious Swedish chemist, invented dynamite in the late 19th century and made a fortune through this discovery. During his extensive research, he detonated several explosions, one of which was particularly serious and killed his brother in 1864.

At his death in 1896, he bequeathed his vast fortune to the creation of the various Nobel awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, which was to reward those 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". According to his will, this prize has been awarded in Oslo on a yearly basis since 1901, while other prizes (for physics, chemistry, literature and so on) are awarded in Stockholm. You can discover the portraits of the winners during your visit.

Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, and Barack Obama are part of this wall of glory and peace. Guided tours and lectures, as well as activities for children, ensure some family time of historical and cultural value.

Nobel Peace Centre (Nobels Fredssenter)
Brynjulf Bulls plass 1
0250 Oslo

+47 483 01 000