Nobel Prize Museum
Nobel Prize Museum
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Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Nobel Prize shows that ideas can change the world. The courage, creativity and persistence of the Nobel Laureates inspires us and gives us hope for the future. Based on the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of fields – natural sciences, literature and peace – we would like to invite you to exhibitions, school programmes, lectures and dialogues about the great issues of our time.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 4 min walk
  • Slussen • 8 min walk
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  • 0604
    176 contributions
    Underwhelmed
    Much smaller than expected, the outside is not reflective of the museum size. Slightly mish mashed presentation of everything … huge spaces with some quotes from prize winners on blackboards yet other stuff crammed together. Lots of random objects on display personal to the winners, but often just random. Needs organising, especially to warrant the entry fee. Was done in 30 minutes. Disappointed.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 29, 2023
  • hzh30
    Copenhagen, Denmark245 contributions
    Disappointing and crowded
    Due to it is located in the Old Town, there are lots of visitors short after opening at 11:00. We got a 10 min- tour guide, and there was almost nothing to tell. There is only one floor in the museum and even the restaurant and souvenir shop have bigger area spaces than exibition area. Disappoiting because the most famous prize-Winners were not highlighted in the museum in an impressing and easily learning way. You can search people from several touch screens, but I can also do that on the internet at home. So what are the differences? :(
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2023
  • kansasrod
    1,569 contributions
    Did you love your science classes in school?
    Then I bet you will love this museum. If not then you won’t. Friday evening it is open until 2100 and provides music or talks when you can also purchase wine or drinks. We were able to use our same Friday ticket to come back and listen. It WILL be busy. The English-guided tour was excellent and provided an introduction to the displays — various donations of winners. The theatre provided interesting short videos about different winners. Dream come true for this science teacher 😇
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 28, 2023
  • Luke Z
    15 contributions
    A Nice Museum but Not as Special as Anticipated
    An interesting museum but somewhat lacking in discussions of the people awarded the prize as well as the history of Alfred Nobel and of the prize itself. I really liked that some of the objects from Nobel Laureates were present. A nice museum but not as special as anticipated.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 4, 2023
  • jlr3500
    London, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Well presented and conveniently located
    Great museum with clear interactive displays. Very well presented. It’s not very big, so you don’t need a long time unless you’re particularly keen to get into all the details. Great location in the middle of Gamla Stan, but I can imagine it would get busy in the summer as it’s also quite small.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • WorldTravelerSoCal
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin286 contributions
    Nobel Prize Museum kind of bland
    We spent about a hour today walking through the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm. For handicapped access, you have to ask to have the rear doors opened and navigate through the courtyard in the back of the building. i went in and got an employee to help me out. The museum is rather small and has a few exhibits. But it did not hold my attention very long. It's located in Old Town or Gamel stan as they say here. One downside is that the entire Old Town is still paved with cobblestones. It is almost impossible to use a handicap scooter in there because of the rough roads. So I would rate this about a C attraction. Maybe better to do another .
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Frank O'Connor
    Dublin, Ireland70 contributions
    More an ‘experience’ than a museum
    There is a lot to learn here about the prize and I recommend taking the guided tour. Overall though, this place relies on themed displays of information you can get online. There are some good donated items from prize winners
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 10, 2023
  • ciscokid23
    Coral Gables, Florida243 contributions
    Went With High Expectations, But...........
    The Nobel Prize Museum promised more than it delivered. Unimaginative displays, focused more on recent awardees than on historically significant recipients, diluted the experience. Much more background on Alfred Nobel was needed, and certain categories like the literature and peace prizes should have been emphasized since they are what attracts most world attention. The tour added little to the experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Azulann
    10 contributions
    Nobel Prize Museum
    This small museum show many of the artifacts of various Nobel Prize winners, short history of Alfred Nobel. Standing at the display for R. Kipling who won the prize for literature, a young man was looking at the map of the area of Kipling's Jungle Book. He told me he came from this area of India. He talked about growing up there and of course had read Kipling Jungle Book. Great bookstore where I bought my grandchildren small scientific gifts. Wanted to buy biography of Alfred Nobel( English translation) but hey had sold their last English copy. Ate at the cafe, where each chair has a ticket on it showing which Nobel recipient had this chair for ceremony. Had Nobel ice cream which is served at the banquet. It was delicious. Great location facing the square in Gamma Stan.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, Missouri397 contributions
    A must for Stockholm!
    This museum is very well done and it’s unique to Stockholm so it’s worth a visit for any tourist. We loved how interactive it was and the variety of things to look at and learn. It’s also in a very popular area of the city so you’ll likely pass by it on other tourist expeditions.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 19, 2023
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John O
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
Oct 2019
The Nobel prize has been around since 1895, over 100 years. There are 5 prizes, and sometimes the prize is divided among multiple people. So conservatively speaking there would be at least 500 recipients in 100 years. But for example, the Nobel prize in chemistry for 2019 was shared by 3 people, and there are other examples. This means there are perhaps many more than 500 recipients. This does not include nominees who have declined the Nobel. There are some, and they are still worthy of recognition.

The Museum was smaller than I thought it would be, with such a long history. approximately 1/3 of the museum was dedicated to MLK and the civil rights movement of the 1960's. I don't disagree that MLK was a remarkable man, but is rather over represented in the museum, with some of the exhibit simply pictures of protestors and the civil rights movement in the US at the time (1960's). Quite a lot happened before this, and after.

The main room in the museum is dedicated to video kiosks, where you can watch videos about Nobel related material. Honestly, I can get that on Youtube, I don't have to visit Stockholm.

There is a small theater with selected film, and there are some exhibits of memorabilia such as a hand-written letter by Albert Einstein, but overall it was quite a let down.

I live an hour away, so this was not a major excursion for me, but since I am here in Sweden I thought I would go, it was on my list of "must see" things, I have now checked it off. I last visited during the Summer of 2019 but the drop down menu did not have that as an option.
Written September 13, 2020
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Adam T
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
The worst museum i have ever been in! Honestly not a joke. Around Stockholm there are some amazing free museums. But to pay money to come and learn what they eat at the Nobel prize ceremony, or to see a museum with about 20 artefacts in, and endless pointless articles written on the wall. There was even one article dedicated to a girl bring bored and building stuff to climb and she fell off and broke her arm. That was it!!! Either make that museum free, or radically improve it because it was genuinely that bad and pointless!!
Written January 17, 2022
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--Hans-NL-0031
Rotterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
May 2022
The associsation of the nobel price with the nobel price museum is obvious. However please be aware that 70% of what you see is driven around the GALA and not about the price winners. In other words if you want to know what people eat , where it came from, the silver on the table, the clothing they wear this is for sure a museum to visit. If you want to understand more about the price winners then you wil be likely disappointed as perhaps 10% is driven around around the price winners themselves
Written May 8, 2022
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Jul 2022
I was a little bit surprised at how small this museum is, because it doesn't give adequate space to many of the winners. However there are memorable highlights here that are worth your attention. Do take the audioguide that is included in the admission fee and listen to the story of how many people have been chosen, and how many people were rejected from winning the prize. Much of the exhibit discusses how the selections are made, and what the protocols are for the receptions, the dinners and the celebrations afterwards. The bookshop sells more than you would want to know about the Nobel Prize. The museum is conveniently located in the old town near the palace.
Written July 9, 2022
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Emma C
Godalming, UK2,360 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Wasn't sure what to expect really. It was raining and very cold otherwise we probably wouldn't have gone in.

There was some good info, and I liked the video room but other than that I thought it was a bit too focused on the Nobel Ceremony rather than what the winners had accomplished.

It's not free to enter, so unless you're really interested I guess the money would be better spent elsewhere.
Written February 19, 2022
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Brig86London
London123 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This has to be my favourite museum ever. I do love the larger national museums for their world history, war history and ancient artefacts, however, this is a museum filled with stories of the most extraordinary people in the world. People who have dedicated their lives to accomplishing the most spectacular feats in the name of mankind.

I never really knew the backstory of Alfred Nobel, or how the prize system came to be or how it works. Fascinating. A must-see in my opinion. Do the half hour tour.
Written February 1, 2020
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Kim S
Macomb, IL134 contributions
Feb 2019
Loved this museum and enjoyed the films that play continuously covering history of the prize as well as recipients. There is lots of reading, audio information and video. More than you could do in a day in my opinion, if you were wanting to take advantage of all they have to offer. Nobel Prizes cover years of works and topics. The museum gift shop has some really amazing finds and unique gifts.
Written January 2, 2020
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deyanpehlivanov7
Brussels, Belgium136 contributions
Jan 2020
Went to see it in January while it was undergoing some renovations so some parts of it were closed but managed to see some of the artefacts and found out about many of the laureates which was interesting. They also run movies about the achievements of a select group. There’s also a kids’ corner which seemed fun and also interactive teaching them about the idea of the Nobel Prize. Worth visiting but don’t spend too long.
Written January 19, 2020
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Md Sazzadul Ahsan Talukdar
Aachen, Germany58 contributions
Dec 2019
growing up in Bangladesh, since childhood I used to read history of science and scientists. Nobel Prize may not have any value while developing your tech , but it surly feels good to see your favourite scientist receiving a Nobel prize, as it is one of the greatest recognition in the world.

I was visiting Stockholm all alone and i felt a bit emotional to be there.

situated at the very centre of the old stockholm s=city, also called Gamla stan. Ticket price is moderate, takes around 1 to 2 hours time to visit, if you are reading all the information.

there is a souvenir shop inside. I bought 2 key chains. :)

During Chrismas eve you'll find the Chrismas market right in front of the museum.
Written October 17, 2020
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LaurelandDaniel
Woodway, TX20 contributions
Mar 2020
We found the Nobel Prize museum very uplifting, especially during these troubled times. The museum does an excellent job of making complex, scientific concepts accessible. Its exhibits reveal how people have and continue to work for the betterment of our world. It was fun to see some of the objects that past prize winners have donated and to read why they gave that object. It also was enlightening to review who has won the Peace and Literature prizes through the decades. We definitely recommend visiting.
Written March 29, 2020
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