Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo

Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo

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Do you want to visit the place where Martin Luther King, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Mikhail Gorbatsjov, Desmond Tutu, and many more got the prize for their peace work? In Oslo, you'll find this remarkable place. The name is the Nobel Peace centre and the goal is to continue the work of reducing violence, war, and conflict.

Nobel Peace Center in Oslo
Nobel Peace Center in Oslo
Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250 Oslo, Norvège

Oslo is filled with opportunities. Have a look at Edvard Munch's Oslo, The Kon-Tiki museum with Thor Heyerdahl, the 12 hours organized plan for Oslo, and The Freia chocolate dreamland!

Alfred Nobel, the creator

Picture © Credits to Wikipedia/Unknown
Picture © Credits to Wikipedia/Unknown

Alfred Nobel was an entrepreneur and inventor. He was a Swedish guy who mixed nitroglycerine with kieselguhr and created dynamite to blast rocks and was afraid it was going to be used for evil. He was right. I know this because of the beautiful representation of him in the peace house. He wanted the peace prize centre to be built in Norway since during those days, Sweden was not peaceful and Norway was. There you have the reason why it's in Oslo. The story of Alfred Nobel is capturing because of the great work they have done there, with all the visuals that magnificently describes the essential info about him and his life

The shop

The centre is super central in Oslo and right next to the city hall. Since you save money on transport to the place you'd probably like to know about the museum shop. A book from every year with the winner on the cover is available for you in the shop. If it's too expensive, you should know that you can find the same books in the library of Oslo because the government buys 1000 copies of most published books in Norway and puts them in the libraries for anyone to absorb the knowledge. The shop gives you handcrafted models and influential cards and objects that spread the idea of promoting peace and goodness to the world. And yes, everything is marked as ''fair trade'' and are mostly supporting a charity of the author's choice. You have jewellery, teddy bears, books related to peace, and all kinds of gooey and sweet materials

Picture © Credits to Wikipedia/Ross Graham
Picture © Credits to Wikipedia/Ross Graham
Oslo Rådhus
Oslo Rådhus
Rådhusplassen 1, 0160 Oslo, Norvège

Multiple types of Nobel prizes

On top of the Peace prize, the Nobel prizes exist for literature, economics, chemistry, medicine, and physics. Those are not found here in Oslo, go to Stockholm in Sweden to find them

99 prizes for peace have been awarded and the number 100 is coming next and we can't wait! To get nominated some criteria have to be met. You can nominate someone if you're a professor, part of the government, previous member of the peace committee, and in a few other ways. You can't nominate yourself. The leader of the peace price Olav Njølstad says it is nice to have broad opportunities for nominations to have the most suitable candidate even though it requires more evaluation

Picture © Credits to Flickr/George Rex
Picture © Credits to Flickr/George Rex

Who is the peace centre for?

The Nobel Peace Centre is for the passionate soul who wants to see a safe and secure world and experience the importance of it while getting to explore the capital of the astonishing Kingdom of Norway. Open every day 10.00-18.00 except Mondays.

Cover picture © Credits to Flickr/Per Mork

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Kai Bonsaksen

Kai Bonsaksen

I'm Kai from Norway. I always follow that little voice in my head that tells me to go and explore new places … and on itinari, I talk about the ones I know the best!

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