The museum shop at the Nobel Peace Center is characterised by a wide selection of handcrafted products, rare books and inspiring souvenirs that reflect the exhibitions and topics related to the Nobel Peace Prize and its laureates.
The Nobel Peace Center’s museum shop is no ordinary shop. With great focus on originality, the environment and fair trade – you are bound to find something to your liking.
You have a lovely shop, and I became very inspired from visiting it. I am happy that you are so dedicated in your work with ecological and fair products.”
– Martha Bojassen.
Here you can find something for young and old, for yourself and for others. Whether you want smart and humorous gifts, or more inspiring souvenirs and books, you’ll have plenty to choose from.
OUR MUSEUM SHOP IS GREEN
The Nobel Peace Center’s museum shop is a space where artisans from all over the world can share their unique products with our visitors. Each item carries a story, and most contribute to a charity or a cause.
We believe that respecting the environment and giving all people a chance to provide for themselves is something that contributes to promoting peace in the world.”
– Caroline Thiis-Messel, our shop manager.
The museum shop offers ecological T-shirts, unique handbags and carefully handcrafted jewellery and watches. The jewellery collection includes an assortment of elegant, unique and sustainable products. Our main selection carries the Fair Trade label.
The beautiful jewellery from TingbyLing is handcrafted by a wonderful cooperative of 500 women in the Philippines, using bits and pieces from vehicles. The talented Filipinas create each piece at home while looking after their children. The proceeds go towards sustaining a fair trade with the cooperative and supporting the education of 3,000 children in the slums of Manila.
The Nobel Peace Center’s museum shop is also a retailer of the popular Mandela Bangles. When the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela turned 90 in 2008, a limited collection of bangles in different materials was made. All sales profit from the bangles goes to HIV/AIDS work in South Africa.
WE LOVE BOOKS
Welcome by to talk about books! Our shelves are filled with captivating photography books, inspiring biographies and novels. The books are in English and Norwegian, and many of them are hardly found elsewhere. In addition to signed copies, you can also find a varied selection of political cartoons, prose, debate books and children’s books.
Explore a wide selection of topical books by and about Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and books with themes related to our exhibitions.
This selection also includes children’s books written by Peace Prize laureates Wangari Maathai and Barack Obama, as well as books on nonviolent communication and classics like ‘The Little Prince’ and ‘Snorre Sel’.
FUN FOR THE CHILDREN
In addition to children’s books, our kids’ section also includes an assortment of sustainable toys, educational board games and organic textiles.
In the community of Njoro, Kenana Knitters are changing lives, stitch by stitch. Through their uniquely knitted creations, rural Kenyan women are empowered to share their stories and support their families. The Kenana Knitters offer a variety of organic products, including wool and cotton plush toys, blankets and throws.
The selection changes along with seasons and exhibitions, and the shop is happy to receive requests and suggestions. These can be directed to shop manager Caroline Thiis-Messel by phone +47 977 58 786 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.