Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
If you didn't know it, Oslo is also home to the Nobel Peace Prize. In October each year the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.
The Peace Prize is one of five prizes that have been awarded annually since 1901, for outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace.
The centre is where you can learn about the various Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and their activities, also about Alfred Nobel.
The Nobel Peace Center is located in an old train station building from 1872, close to Oslo City Hall and overlooking the harbor. It is an architecturally beautiful, and is a cream building, nearly alongside the dull City Town Hall.
You can visit the center on their own or as part of a guided tour. There is a shop and a cafe.
The Nobel Peace Center is a great place to visit just a stone-throw from the Aker brygge. The building started its "operations" in 2005.
There is not a permanent exhibition to visit, but each one is organised under the same keyword: PEACE, more specifically war, peace and conflict resolution. It's a very inspiring place to visit, a place where everyone comes out having learned something valuable and new.
Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm
The centre is closed on Monday
Admission, for adults, is 60 NOK
The Nobel Peace Center is located in an old train station built in 1872, close to the Oslo City Hall and overlooking the harbor. It opened on June 11, 2005.
In the museum you can learn more about the various Peace Prize Laureates and their activities as well as the remarkable history of Alfred Nobel. The Center combines exhibits and films with digital communication and interactive installations, and has already received attention for its modern design and use of state of the art technology.
The Nobel Peace Center opened in the heart of Oslo, Norway in June 2005. The Center is housed in a former Victorian railway station, and within, an original Nobel Prize medal is the only historical item on display. The museum was not built as a memorial to those who won the Prize in the past, but a dynamic, contemporary space explaining the story of the Nobel Peace Prize as well as providing a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Beginning in mid-October when the new Peace Prize laureate is announced, the golden Passage of Honor allows visitors to track each step of the event. Throughout the remainder of the year a documentary on that winner is played.
The main part of the building is the Nobel Field, where all Peace Prize laureates are displayed in a virtual garden of 96 LCD screens dispersed throughout the space. A small motion sensor beneath each display screen activates when approached, and a short video with information about Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., as well as every other laureate including Al Gore can be viewed.
The Nobel peace Center is located near the harbour between Aker brygge and the City Hall. An oddly placed building, but it gives sense when I say it was the western railway station of Oslo....
The Peace Center explores the notion of peace opposed to un-peace, and goes into the history of working for peace and demilitarization, conflict management and peace building. Serves as a resource facility for study and work on peace negotiations and the history of the institution of the Nobel Peace Prize.
It has permanent and rotating and guest exhibits. A shop at the reception area sells lots of books and gadgets promoting peace.
Opening hours are seasonal; summer time Tue-Fr 10-18, Sat-Sun 11-18, Mon closed.
Tickets: adults over 16: NOK 60; pensioners and studetns NOK 40; under 16 free. Yearly card for students and pensioners NOK 140. Group discouts.
Housed in a former transportation shed, the Nobel Peace Prize Center is a recent addition to the Oslo harbor. It's in between the R?dhus and Aker Brygge, an easy stroll from Karl Johan Gata and the center of town. There are exhibits honoring all the winners of the Peace Prize, which is awarded every year from here - unlike the other, Swedish, Nobels. You see that many of the great and the good of the last century have been recognized - such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and the Dalai Lama. Other Nobel Peace Prize winners are more surprising: i.e. Henry Kissinger, Yassir Arafar or Menachem Begin.
My favorite room at the Peace Center was the one filled with photos of each and every prize winner over the last century, lit only by small pin point lights. It was interesting to stop and learn something about the obscure ones from the 1920s and 30s!
The Vestbanen building that once housed the main station for the west-bound railway, is now the Nobel Peace Center. I just opened in June. The Nobel Peace Center will combine dynamic communication and artistic interpretations that reflect the best attempts to achieve peace in all its shapes and forms. The Center will present all the laureates, arrange exhibitions, and tell the story of Alfred Nobel and all the Nobel prizes. It will also be a place for meetings, discussions and thoughts about war, peace and conflict resolution.
Free admission with the Oslo Pass.
Since 1905 the Nobel Institute in Oslo select the Peace Prize Winner. The ceremony took place in the Nobel Institute until 1990 when it has been awarded in th Oslo City Hall. This pictures show the Nobel peace price medal.
Nobel Peace Center is an arena and a showcase in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize. The building was earlier the Western train terminal in Oslo, but has a new artistic design.
This old train station is the place where the yearly Nobel prizes are announced. The rest of the year its used for temporary art exhibits.