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“Too little about the Nobel peace prize” 3 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Too little about the Nobel peace prize”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There is a room in the museum with a number of random pictures of Nobel peace prize winners; there is no way to tell whether all of the winners are displayed and no information about each photo other than a name and a year. That is as close as I came to getting an understanding of the Nobel peace prize as other rooms of the museum are dedicated to subjects such as the role of the European community in promoting peace, etc... Disappointing to say the least and hardly wor

Visited June 2013
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“We expected more.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There were many aspects of interest including a summary of every recipient and the reason for there selection into the museum. My wife cheated had fun doing the children's scavenger hunt! I thought there would be more information on Nobel. The staff was friendly and helpful. Not on my 'must see' list in Oslo.

Visited May 2013
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“My eight-year-old loved the scavenger hunt; adults learn a lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was, perhaps suprisingly, one of the highlights of our Oslo trip. Its not anything amazing or high-tech, but its very educational for adults and the kids love the scavenger hunt, and the staff is very helpful and enthusiastic.

Visited August 2012
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“Lacks information about Peace Prize and recipients”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This museum has a beautiful facade near the old harbour area that promises so much more than it delivered. The ground floor was devoted to various photographers and their work. Some nice photos but nothing to do with peace or Nobel. The upper floor had an exhibit about the 2012 winner - the European Union. Well presented. The rest of the floor had two exhibits. One was in a room with an overhead projector onto a 'book'. Unfortunately only one person could use it at a time in a room capable of holding quite a few. With about 10 people waiting in front of me I passed on. Unfortunately that appeared to be the only opportunity to learn anything about Alfred Nobel! There is also an art installation about all the past peace prize winners. It consists of iPad like displays on flexible stalks in amongst blue neon stalks. Unfortunately there was no chronological order to the winners and the scenes focussed on the pictures of the winners, not their names or what they had done and when. Designed with the 140 character generation in mind - nothing for those with a longer attention span.

All done in under half an hour.

If you want to learn about Nobel or the peace prize winners I would suggest this is not where you should go.

Visited May 2013
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“Very cool museum and great exhibit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The current exhibit when I visited was devoted to the 2012 winner, the European Union. I thought the exhibit was great and I learned a lot more about the work of the EU, as well as of prior winners and the origins of the Noble Peace Prize. The exhibit was very interactive as well which was awesome. It is in a great location near the harbor. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Visited May 2013
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