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“A moving experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Nobel Peace Center

The Nobel Peace Center
Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1 | City Hall Square, Oslo 0250, Norway
47 48 30 10 00
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Ranked #35 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.
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“A moving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited today and came away with renewed spirit for the world. The Ghandi exhibit is wonderful, with the amazing photographic display and intriguing displays and quotes. I learned so much about this amazing man. Including why he is lifted up,despite having never received the Nobel Peace Prize. Geir Lundestad, Secretary of Norwegian Nobel Committee in 2006 said, "The greatest omission in our 106 year history is undoubtedly that Mahatma Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace prize. Gandhi could do without the Nobel Peace prize. Whether Nobel committee can do without Gandhi is the question".[129] In 1948, the year of Gandhi's death, the Nobel Committee declined to award a prize on the grounds that "there was no suitable living candidate" that year.

The upper gallery of winners is innovative and stirring. The gently changing display units are surrounded by multicolored lights and scored with soft music. They wind their way around the darkened room in no particular order, that I could discern. An absolutly wonderful experience.

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“Live Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I was in awe to visit The Nobel Peace Center. It is a short walk away from City Hall (where they present the Nobel Peace Prize). I think the cost was 80 kroners (very reasonable), and you could take as much time as you like to view the exhibits and learn about past recipients. I was there in October, and the main exhibit was featuring Ghandi with other exhibits on the last years winners. There was also a fascinating room of lights which featured every winner. As you move close to the screen of each person, the display changes so you can read about that person and why he or she received the Peace Prize. There is a very nice gift shop. You will need to lock up any purses, coats, etc.... to go through the Center and the locker area is also in the gift shop. If you are visiting Oslo, you must visit The Nobel Peace Center - my review does not do it justice!

Visited October 2012
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“Reasonable.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I was expecting more.
Just few things of the theme.
The only thing considerable was an exposition of Bresson's portraits of India.

Visited December 2012
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“Human kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A lot of work goes into the exhibitions here - and it shows. They don't overwhelm the visitor but provides lots of information from a variety of perspectives about those who received the Nobel Peace Prize or those whose lives or actions have contributed to our expectation of peace. You can just look at the often iconic photographs or read and think about each piece of information, digesting it as you go along. Much thanks to the wonderful staff and the wide range of experts they engage who put so much thought into these exhibitions.

Visited December 2012
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“excellent exhibition - inspiring!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

a highly recommended visit - this reminds you what stuff matters and why! currently featuring excellent exhibitions on Ghandi and cartoonists - oh and the EU. the latter in particular reminds us why this institution came into life and why it still really matters, economic crises and all.

Visited December 2012
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