The Nobel Museum is located in the beautiful 18th-century former stock exchange building, situated in the old town of the Swedish capital Stockholm. The museum which opened in the spring of 2001 to celebrate the centenary of the world’s most coveted prizes – the Nobel Prize. The museum is a tribute to the Nobel Prize winners and highlights the contributions that the winners have made to the world. It also offers a glimpse into the life of the legendary Alfred Nobel who founded the prize. Nobel famously wrote in his will that the person that made the greatest achievement in the field of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace would each year receive a part of the revenues of his fortune.
As you visit the Nobel Museum you can get an insight into the works and ideas of the greatest minds of modern man (and woman) through computers, short films and even the original artifacts. The most popular item at the museum shop is the replica coin made out of chocolate. Also available at the shop there are books written by and about the Nobel laureates and the life of Alfred Nobel.
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Where to find the Nobel Museum
Nobel Museum, Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden
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Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners by Michael Worek
Michael’s book provides a look at the 200 most famous and most interesting Nobel winners.
The book is full of interesting stories and information about the many winners.
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