Located at Oslo City Hall Square, the Nobel Peace Center is the museum for the Nobel Peace Prize. Through the ideas and work of the Nobel Peace Prize lauteates, we wish to inspire a better, more peaceful, world.
The Nobel Peace Center is the public face of the Nobel Peace Prize. We offer exhibitions, events, guided tours and digital content. Since it's beginning in 2005, the Center has achieved international recognition for its use of documentary photography. It also serves as a meeting place for topical events and discussions related to peace, human rights and conflict resolution.
The Nobel Peace Center is located in an old train station building from 1872, close to the Oslo City Hall and overlooking the harbour.
The overall vision for the Nobel Prize is - in line with the last will of Alfred Nobel - to work "for the greatest benefit to humankind".
- Independence: We are non-partisan and have the editorial responsibility for our program and content. Out communication is based on documented research and internationally rekcognized standards.
- Excellence: We can be trusted, we maintain high academic standards and stick to facts.
- Courage: We dare to discuss difficult questions and to adapt and try new things.
- Creativity: We try new concepts and ideas and seek out new partnerships and solutions to attain our goals.
- Inspiration: Encounters with us should inspire people to think and act differently.
The Nobel Peace Center is an independent foundation, financed through a combination of private donations and government grants. Close to 250,000 people visit us during a normal year, including over 700 school groups. We cooperate closely with the other organisations in the Nobel system.