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Nobel Museum, Stockholm

(3.2/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Learn about ideas that changed the world at Nobel Museum. The museum celebrates the legacy and recipients of the world's most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize. Explores the laureates' achievements through guided tours, interactive exhibits, films, and artifacts. Each laureate is asked to donate one item of personal importance--ranging from a microscope to a bicycle--to the museum collection. The museum also tells the story of the founder of the prize, Sweden's own Alfred Nobel. Be sure to look at the bottoms of the chairs in the cafe, which laureates have signed. The museum is inside the city's former stock exchange building, along with the Swedish Academy and Nobel Library. To visit Nobel Museum and get the most from your holiday in Stockholm, create itinerary details personal to you using our Stockholm vacation planner.
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  • Very simple layout. Easy to access the information. Great audio tour which is accessible from your phone using the free wifi. Very pleasant coffee shop and gift shop. Worth a visit  more »
  • This place is a must visit on your trip to Stockholm. Compaque but offers an amazing outline of the history of Nobel Prize, interactive exhibitions and fantastic insight into celebration of achievemen...  more »
  • Decided at last minute to visit this since I was nearby and had time to pass before meeting up with friends. Very glad I did because I realized how little I knew about the selection process. Took a gu...  more »
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  • It's a nice museum showcasing the history of the Nobel prize, from Nobel's life to all the prize winners. I find that the information presented there can be read on Wikipedia, making a visit to the museum not about knowledge, but about novelty. There are a couple neat things though. They have a section with items donated by the prize winners, ranging from personal items to actual scientific instruments. Each item is accompanied by a description telling you how that item influenced the life of the person. They also have an area with live experiments. One of them is about electrical circuits and you can build a few things with the items provided there. There are also a couple chemistry experiments and they also have an electronic microscope to use on fruit flies. There are a lot of info panels about some of the most well-known prizes, but again I think Wikipedia is just as good. There's also a small cinema playing various documentaries continuously, both in English and in Swedish. They have a separate room dedicated to the life of Alfred Nobel. The museum is not very large, but it's full of panels to read so it can take you some time to visit everything. What I liked the most about the museum is that they have a conveyor belt in the ceiling with all the prize winners (and possibly nominees). The cards are a bit hard to read, but I found the concept interesting. I'd say visit it if you're in the neighborhood, but don't expect too much if you're already versed in the topic.
  • A well planned museum with intricate details of the history of Nobel prize with some memorabilia of the laureates. It also has a beautiful store inside where you can buy some souvenirs for your trip. Also has a cozy restaurant.
  • Interesting to see and hear all the stories. What goes on with the prize. Where does it originate from. Tip of the day: take the guided tour!
  • This is a beautifully done museum. It is not very big, but very well organized. Right now they have an exhibit of some Laureates having drawn an picture of their work with crayons. It is very endearing, but a very good reminder that women are way underrepresented as prize recipients. There is audio to go along with the exhibit, which allows the scientist to explain their discovery in a minute or two. Watch some of the videos they have rolling.
  • Good to learn about the history of the nobel price, but I wished there would be more information on the different prices / projects. They have some interactive screens where you can select the year and the category. Unfortunately, those are working very slowly which does not make it a good experience.