Nobel Prize Museum, Stockholm

Nobel Prize Museum, Stockholm (must see)

If you are keen on learning about Alfred Nobel, a brilliant 19th-century scientist world-renowned for his peace-keeping effort, as well as about the Nobel Prize and its winners, make sure to visit the Nobel Prize Museum. Formerly known as the Nobel Museum (Nobelmuseet), it opened in the spring of 2001, marking the centenary of the Nobel Prize. The permanent display includes numerous artifacts from the laureates and their life stories, including those of the very first ones from 1901 and continuing to the present day. Among them are prominent individuals like Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Winston Churchill.

The museum celebrates the accomplishments and the memory of the Nobel Laureates with an immense range of exhibitions, films, and science-related productions. The Cultures of Creativity Exhibit takes visitors on an excursion through the process of selecting a Nobel Prize winner, from the appointment to the actual banquet. Speaking of the latter, no such banquet is complete without sampling the famous Nobel ice cream that is served every year at the awards ceremony.

Multilingual tours, including English, are offered daily. The museum also hosts numerous public events, conferences, and workshops, and will work with guests to accommodate their needs.

For visitors who want to bring a piece of the museum home, a souvenir shop is available. One of the most popular items here is Alfred Nobel's gold medal made in dark fair-trade chocolate. Another one is the Swedish “dynamite” candy flavored with jalapeño pepper, plus a lot of educational toys for kids, books by and about Nobel Prize laureates, as well as other unique items found nowhere else but here.

There is also Bistro Nobel where you can savor Nobel chocolate, Swedish cakes, as well as a full lunch or dinner. The bistro also offers the unique Nobel ice cream and Nobel tea – both served at the annual Nobel banquet.

Tip:
Join the English tour to get the most out of your visit.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Nobel Prize Museum
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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