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The Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

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Cataloguing the work of past prize winners, The Nobel Peace Center presents topics related to peaceful conflict resolution and the life and times of Alfred Nobel. Learn about the efforts of the individuals and organizations who have received the famed Nobel Peace Prize since its founding in 1901. As you wander the interior garden area, stroll through a forest of fiber optic lights to see photographs of every laureate in history in one place. Don't miss the exhibits related to the prize's origins with the humanitarian Alfred Nobel himself. Be sure to check the center's website for information about the frequently hosted discussions, seminars, lectures, and presentations. Using our online itinerary creator, Oslo attractions like The Nobel Peace Center can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not a big museum but I thoroughly enjoyed reading the achievements and sacrifices of former Nobel Prize winners, visited in June, watched videos of plight of Syrian refugees . Very sad.  more »
  • Interesting and well organized. You can interact with the show and listen to free audio guide. The view on the nobel prize of peace presents positive and negative aspects, but associated with the temporary exhibition on refugees is entirely convincing. Detailed review: at the entrance you can find a dedicated area with some photos of Sebastiao Salgado, a pleasant start. The exhibition begins with a temporary exhibition on refugees, in collaboration with the Magnum photography. This first part is addictive due to the intensity of the stories that are told in a well studied. On the second floor starts the exhibition dedicated to the nobel peace prize. The first part, devoted to the Colombian President (nobel peace prize of 2016), is instructive and inspirational. It follows a charming room for Visual effects, where you can find a short story of all nobel prizes since 1900. The last space, dedicated to those who want to delve into the lives of some honorees are a repetition of previous salt.
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  • If you do not spare you time, with see it outside is enough. He does great things. Inside a review of nobel peace prizes and a loa to pacifism and egalitarianism and little more
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  • Wonderful museum with interesting and well thought-out exhibits. There is a nice gift shop with lots of books - these are purchases you would actually give as gifts! The permanent exhibits give you much more information on the Peace Prize and laureates, and the temporary exhibitions are also great. There is a bathroom that can be used for free even if you don't purchase museum entry (go in through the gift shop), but I would really recommend giving yourself a couple hours to walk around! Also very easily accessible - it's impossible to miss on the harbour and walkable from almost anywhere in Oslo because it's so central.
  • The next stop after we visited Frogner Park was lunch in a Chinese restaurant. Situated at Oslo City Hall, also, a walking distance away from Noble Peace Center, only 10 minutes, just 10 minutes to view the center from the distance. An arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection on topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution and where the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony (since 1901) takes place every 10 December to coincide with Alfred Nobel's death.
  • Spectacular museum! Very good rotating exhibits about world humanitarian issues and an exhibit on the current year's peace prize winner. My favorite part is the dark room where they have tablets which have info about all of the recipients of the prize, and every few minutes the room displays a light show and a speech from a random recipient is played...gave me goosebumps. visit this museum if you are in oslo, it is insightful and inspirational.
  • Not very big. You can see it in less than an hour. Lots of reading. I'm not a big museum person but thought this would be a bit more interesting and provide some insight on the criteria and selection process of the winners but it didn't.
  • Small enough to get around in a reasonable amount of time. Interesting exhibits and very informative pamphlets. NOK100 entry for adults.

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A majority of Oslo's hotels and smaller accommodations cluster along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main drag connecting many of its downtown attractions. If you want something a bit more colorful than the average hotel, consider one of the many bed and breakfasts that have been cropping up in recent years. To escape the crowded streets, but still be walking distance from major sights, stay in the Frogner or Majorstuen neighborhoods near the royal palace. As you can probably guess, lodging is quite expensive in this European capital.
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