Nobel Prize Museum
Nobel Prize Museum
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Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
About
The Nobel Prize shows that ideas can change the world. The courage, creativity and persistence of the Nobel Laureates inspires us and gives us hope for the future. Based on the Nobel Prize’s unique combination of fields – natural sciences, literature and peace – we would like to invite you to exhibitions, school programmes, lectures and dialogues about the great issues of our time.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 4 min walk
  • Slussen • 8 min walk
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  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, Missouri1,270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for Stockholm!
    This museum is very well done and it’s unique to Stockholm so it’s worth a visit for any tourist. We loved how interactive it was and the variety of things to look at and learn. It’s also in a very popular area of the city so you’ll likely pass by it on other tourist expeditions.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 July 2023
  • pallas_altair
    Tampere, Finland39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great things in a small package
    I had dreamed about this visit for a long time. The museum is smaller than I expected, but in the end I wasn't disappointed. The average visiting time is apparently two hours. I was inside for over 7 hours and I only read a couple dozen if the almost 1000 laureates' descriptions. I couldn't help noticing that I wasn't the only one interested in Niels Bohr, he seems to be somewhat of a favourite in addition to the famous peace prize laureates. I was a little disappointed in the shop, but I guess I have to blame myself for expecting to find a large library of science books and scientist biographies. The jewellery inspired by the prizes was beautiful, though!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 July 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,955 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Honoring Great Minds and Achievers
    How ironic that the Peace Prize started by a great mind was also the one who invented the dynamite. This museum is a definite must visit. Since it is already located in the Gamla Stan in old town , you can’t just miss this one. Special sections allotted for the “real “ achievers such as Curie and Einstein. Interactive screens if you are in search of something. And don’t forget to look up to see certain photo parade of winners past and present.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,857 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting !!
    It is located right in the centre of old town. We reached here with our walking tour guide. The building looked quite impressive from outside. Our tour guide explained to us briefly about this museum and advised us to visit later at our own convenience. Due to shortage of time we could not come again. May be next time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Dee255
    Utrecht, The Netherlands167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit for Adults and Kids alike
    It was a surreal experience visiting the Nobel prize museum. My review may be biased given that I’m a scientist. The museum was nicely organized with many interesting facts for even those well versed with the laureates and their areas of study. I particularly enjoyed the films. There was even a kids section with activities. The best part for us was being allowed to visit with our young dog (who was in his carrier). An exciting museum for adults and kids alike.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Oxford UK Vicky
    Oxford, United Kingdom302 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early if you want to see anything
    We’re not really museum types but were keen to go here and learn something. I could have spent ages at the digital screens looking up the prize winners through the decades. But it took ages to queue for each one so I gave up. It’s a great idea but they need many more terminals.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Paulo D
    Makati, Philippines28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good visit.
    As were with other comments, the museum is a bit small. The exhibits were a few but packed with information. The only problem is, when we went, there was a lot of people. So we had to wait a few mins before each exhibit because there were so many people. You had no time to scroll through all the noble winners as you will be holding others in the line. I liked the “dry cleaning” laundry system which went around the museum. An average museum for me and compared to the other museums in Stockholm, it is small. But, if you value the Nobel prize more than the “it factor”, not a bad museum at all.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Vivek Hesaraghatta
    London, United Kingdom100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum
    Nice small museum with lots of facts around the Nobel prize. Very close to the royal palace and Gamla Stan. Museum itself has a number of artefacts varying across science, literature and economics. Learnt some really interesting facts which were unknown like, CCD sensors winning a Nobel, different medallions for different prizes, artefacts used by Nobel Laureates, etc. There was a reduction in price by 50% when we went as some exhibitions were closed. Overall a good experience and can be covered easily in less than 2 hours. Perfect for a day trip covering Gamla Stan, Royal Palace and this museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • researchplanaholic
    43 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A rainy day activity if you're curious about past Nobel winners
    We only toured the Nobel museum as the weather outdoors was wet, chilly and required some indoor visit. It is not at all a must-do in the city if you're short on time. Essentially, the museum is the Wiki page of Nobel laureates come to life...who won which prize for what achievement when. There's a film and you can walk-through at a pace that meets your interest level.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • tiggerbounce8
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nobel Prize Museum worth seeing if in Stockholm
    We only had a short time available as we were leaving the city, but the timing was perfect as it was shortly before the Nobel Prizes were announced and everyone was getting ready and excited about the upcoming announcements. We spent about 45 minutes in the museum, and we were lucky enough to get there just as a 30 minute English tour of the museum was starting. We got the highlights and were able to catch a few of the discoveries important to us, as well as look up someone I had previously met that had received the prize. It was definitely worth seeing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 October 2023
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maapar
Mount Pleasant, SC940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Had visited the Nobel Peace Museum in Oslo and really enjoyed that. Found this place to be a random exhibits of artifacts owned by prize winners and more about the sciences themselves than the winners. Disappointing
Written 3 July 2024
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Justin B
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
This museum was not what I was expecting. I was expecting something more elegant and entertaining. The best thing this museum has is a video about 45 minutes long of various people that received their awards and their story. Overall a good experience and worth the money, just not as good as other museums.
Written 3 July 2024
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Ciaoyoga
Maldon, UK219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great museum to learn more about Alfred Nobel and his prize. We would recommend the free guided tour. Lots to see including personal items donated by Nobel winners. Plus short descriptions of the work they undertook to win their prize. Section for children too. There is a cafe inside, a gift shop, movie room plus lockers and toilets. We saw some dresses that were inspired by the nobel prize too. Very engaging, albeit quite compact.
Written 30 June 2024
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AHZambia
London, UK1,302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I think this is a must do in Stockholm; and am surprised by some of the mediocre reviews. I learnt a lot, found it interesting that each laureate gives an object personal to them which are laid out in a very clear way, and there is a good mix of interactive aspects.
Written 20 June 2024
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AAleR
Saint John, Canada440 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Do this museum visit on a rainy day or if you have lots of time. Some interesting facts but not what I was expecting. The Nobel Museum is Oslo is superior to this one.
Written 8 June 2024
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Andy P
39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My husband and myself both felt the same way- not sure if we would recommend this museum. We were both severely disappointed in how it was presented vs. the price paid. It was just a bunch of random trinkets/objects displayed around randomly that the prize winners had- (ie: a pair of glasses from a poet laureate or things like this). The best thing I liked and it actually could be done better as well is that there small billboards/plaques of the winners hung upon a moving track/conveyor belt system that moves around the room. But sadly there are not many benches in which to sit and view the rolling signage. They are so far up in height-wise I had a hard time reading them as well. I would have liked to sit and read these most of all. Other than that feature I did not find it worth what we paid to enter. Also luckily we were NOT there on a cruise ship day as it is small enough museum I bet it is slammed packed when a ship is in! Sadly we both had our hopes up for this one of a kind museum that did not deliver :(
Written 7 June 2024
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parsley1410
crewe30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Interesting but small Museum.
My son has Phd in genetics so want to visit and see some of the exhibits related to DNA
Gets very busy, suggest taking a free tour to get the most out of exhibits, different language tours start at different times.
Winners of the Nobel donate personal items relayed to their work which are used to illustrate their stories
Written 5 June 2024
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Samuel J
Carlsbad, CA80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the history and winners of the Noble Prize. However the museum feels small and a bit cramped. Audio guide defiantly adds context.
Written 29 May 2024
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kdjama
Perth, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This inspiring museum is everything you expect and more. We started with an English language tour which was excellent, then went on to complete the audio self guided tour. The self guided tour takes you through highlights of the museum but it is easy to stop and look at everything else as you go around. We did the full audio tour, but you also have the option of doing a select tour focusing on the area of your choice. The museum gives the history of Nobel and his prize, and then uses donated objects from past winners to tell stories. There’s also a small movie theatre with bite-size videos of various winners over all the categories over the years.
We spent a full 5 hours here, stopping midway at the Nobel Cafe for a light lunch which was very good

Museum is located in Old Town and whilst we are fortunate enough to be staying about 100m from the front door, you can get there via public transport. Just be mindful of the cobbled streets in the area if mobility is an issue
Written 29 May 2024
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nephronking
Liverpool, UK3,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Nobel Prize is one that I always look up since I was young. There are so much to appreciate in the museum that you would need to spare a few hours to really benefit from the experience. Chandra and I enjoyed the museum knowing the significance of the achievements of those that won a Nobel prize.
Written 25 May 2024
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