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, he bequeathed his vast fortune to the creation of the Nobel Peace Prize. It 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”. This prize was awarded for the first time in 1901, and 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.

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

+47 483 01 000