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The Nobel Prize Museum

The Nobel Prize Museum is a celebration of curiosity. The museum was established in 2001 and is dedicated to the memory of Alfred Nobel's vision of rewarding those that have done the greatest benefit for humankind. The museum explores the discoveries of Nobel Laureates in literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, peace, and economics.
Surrounding area: The museum is located in the center of old town (Gamla Stan) on Stortorget, the oldest town square in Stockholm. There are many shops and restaurants around this tourist area.
Age groups: The museum is most appropriate for children from 3 years old.
Exhibits: There is one primary exhibit which changes several times a year, two theaters with films that showcase the laureates and their discoveries, and several permanent artefacts donated by the laureates themselves.

The Nobel Prize Over the Decades

is a permanent exhibit looking at major milestone in the history of the Nobel prize including the discovery of Insulin, invention of the transistor, creation of the Euro, and many more.

The Gallery

is a permanent exhibit showcasing significant items donated by Nobel laureates over the years. Here you will find letters from Albert Einstein, the slide rule used by Toshihide Maskawa, an X-ray tube, a laser rod from Donna Strickland, and many more.

The Bubble Chamber

is a permanent exhibit for children visiting the Nobel Prize Museum. It is named after the physicist Donald Glaser who invented the bubble chamber for detecting sub atomic particles. The naming references the appreciation of all ideas, big or small, much like the discoveries in quantum physics. The exhibit has a working microscope, puzzles and games, books in several languages, a short animation about the life of Alfred Nobel, and more to inspire children ages 3-11 years old.

In addition there is a children's exploring guide to the museum available at the front desk.

The Life of Alfred Nobel

is a permanent exhibit depicting the life and legacy of Alfred Nobel.

For the Greatest Benefit to Humankind (Ending December 2020)

is the current temporary exhibit at the Nobel Prize Museum. The exhibit features crucial achievements that save lives, feed humanity, protect the planet and bring people together. Such achievements include the Green Belt Movement, The invention of blue LEDs, and the discovery of penicillin. This exhibit will run until December 2020.

Special activities: The museum typically runs regular lectures and educational events for adults and children but they have been postponed until further notice.
There is a Nobel Club available for children which meets a few times a year to do labs or themed activities and concludes with their own Nobel banquet in December.
NOTE: The museum is not currently running special activities due to COVID-19.

Thursday - Sunday

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pricing and memberships:
Private events & parties: The Nobel Prize Museum does not have any specific activities for children's birthday parties.
Accessibility: The museum is wheelchair accessible. They have an accessible entrance in the back. Special arrangements for accessible tours can be made by request. Read more and find contact information on the museum's accessibility page here.

Restaurant & picnic area: The museum has a restaurant called Café Nobel which serves Nobel ice cream, the same desert served at the Nobel Prize banquet in December. The café is typically open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. They usually stay open late on Fridays for drinks. The restaurant can be reserved for any meal via their events page. NOTE: hours have changed due to COVID-19.

Strollers & storage: There are free lockers and coat storage in the museum as well as a place to leave a stroller.
The Nobel Prize Museum
Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm
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