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.
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 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
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
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.
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