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The Nobel Peace Center

Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1 | City Hall Square, Oslo 0250, Norway
47 48 30 10 00
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Ranked #41 of 213 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Nobel Peace Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and to host... more » Owner description: The Nobel Peace Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and to host exhibitions on war, peace and conflict resolution. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

As an armature photographer, I enjoyed this site. There were a lot of people and events going on which made it more interesting.

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Nobel Peace Center is adjacent to the harbor in Oslo. It was included in our Oslo Pass so we gave it a quick tour. The exhibits were very inspiring.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This center makes you think: about the meaning of democracy, about the Nobel Peace laureates and what they stood for, about whether some of them really deserved the prize, about the challenges to world peace that we face today. We saw a worrisome yet hopeful exhibit about chemical warfare and the efforts of the organization that won the 2013 Peace... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were so disappointed with this museum. Good thing it was part of the Oslo Pass or I would have been really upset at paying separately for it. The tour consisted of highlights of social media and its influence on society, talk about the current winner (organization against chemical warfare), a short time in the room with the profiles of... More

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Thomas Røst S, Educator at The Nobel Peace Center, responded to this review

It is most unfortunate that your visit did not live up to your expectations. There is absolutely no doubt that a visit here, and especially one including a tour with one of our guides, should answer the questions you feel were left unanswered. We hope that this was a single event and will discuss the matter to ensure that this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is a lot to see in Oslo and near the beautiful Town Hall you 'll find the Nobel Peace Center. In the center you will not only see the Nobel Prize Winners but also interesting data about how democracy is settled (or not) in the whole world an how States behave towards use of the social media. For the... More

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thomasrost, Educator at The Nobel Peace Center, responded to this review

Just a quick note: the exhibitions on the OPCW (named Combating Chemical Weapons), Liu Xiaobo (2010: Liu Xiaobo) and democracy and social media (Be Democracy) are all temporary exhibitions with a limited time in the museum. So next time you return there might just be a whole other set of exhibitions to experience. Thanks for taking time to leave a... More

Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went on the Oslo Pass so the entry was "free" and spent about half an hour. I found the museum interesting and liked reading about this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner. Staff were touring around groups of students and invited others in the museum to join in the tour.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you've ever wondered 'how' the Nobel Peace came to be, what it's all about now, how the winner is decided etc etc then this place is a 'must-do' attraction. We took the English-guided tour which started at 12 noon and was excellent - factually rich, interactive and with very interesting and topical/relevant exhibits. Our Guide did a great job... More

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While we were there ,there was an exhibition about social media. It had information and pictures of all the past Nobel Prize winner, which was interesting to see how many my granddaughter knew :) All in all a very infomative center. Although the staf were not the most helpful nor friendly.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Some interactive elements, and a very interesting exhibition about social media. The rest of the centre was informative. I wouldn't include this visit in my top ten or prioritise it if pushed for time.

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College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was excited to be in Oslo and to have the opportunity to visit the famed Nobel Peace Center. It is a very small building with limited displays. There is a room with small ipad type tablets with faces and dates of past Nobel Peace Prize winners which is very pretty to look at and nice to see the names/faces.... More

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