Tour of the Nobel Peace Center
The Nobel Peace Center was opened in 2005 by HRH King Harald V of Norway in a ceremony attended by the royal families of Norway and Sweden. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai was also present. The Center has since welcomed more than 400,000 visitors (as of 1 October 2009).
The Nobel Peace Center is located in the former Oslo Vestbanestasjon (Oslo West railway station) building dating from 1872, which ceased to be used as a railway station in 1989.
It is nearby the Oslo City Hall and overlooking the harbor, where the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place every 10 December, to commemorate Alfred Nobel’s death.
The Center is a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. The Center is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and the other Nobel prizes through multimedia and interactive technology and exhibitions.
You can read more about the Centre here: http://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/
Cost: Free of charge
Meet up: 13:15 (at the entrance of the center)
(Opens 3 weeks before the event)