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The Nobel Museum’s aim is to spread knowledge as well as to create interest and discussion around the natural sciences and culture through creative learning and exhibition techniques, modern technology and elegant design.

At the Nobel Museum, you will learn more about the Nobel Prize and its founder, as well as the Nobel Laureates and their creative endeavors. The Nobel Museum opened in 2001 and is situated in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful 18th-century buildings.

Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) was a cosmopolitan with a background in St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Paris. Along with his inventions, he also constantly sought solutions to different problems. The invention of dynamite solved some problems, but also created new ones. Later in his life, Alfred Nobel had the idea of ideas, the Nobel Prize.

Alfred Nobel wrote in his will that physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace would each year receive a part of the revenues of his fortune. The Nobel Prize was already from the start a world event. No other prize spanned over so many subjects and nationalities.The Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, instituted in 1968, are also presented in the Nobel museum.

Some of the world’s most important ideas and discoveries can be found among the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Museum poses thought-provoking questions. How can we best use our creativity and how can the environment foster the creative process?