Knowing the importance of the Nobel Prize to many, I thought this would be an interesting museum. I'm not sure what I expected, but I expected more than we got for our HopOn-HopOff ferry-ticket-discounted price of SEK 70 each.
We were given a museum "tour" in English, but the tour turned out to be walking around an area not much larger than my living room at home here in Nova Scotia and being shown two or three display cases. The guide did explain well how the prize was started, how the fund is invested, how decisions are made by a committee, and how the Peace Prize Laureates are chosen by a panel of five Norwegians, whereas the other four prizes are awarded to Laureates chosen by various organisations in Sweden. No government person may be involved in the process to eliminate any political influence.
The five Nobel Prizes, awarded annually and, last year worth US $1.2M, are: Peace, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature. There is also a Nobel Memorial Prize awarded for Economic Sciences, which was not established by Nobel himself, but which was created in 1968.
We were shown a copy of the gold medal, which is awarded along with the monetary prize and a diploma.
We wandered around the area, but were out, having used the very clean washrooms, within 20 minutes.
Other than to say you have been to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, we would not recommend people go there expecting to learn anything more than a quick search on Google would reveal.
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