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Visit the Nobel Museum in Stockholm – all our tips and advice

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When visiting Stockholm and explore its many museums, we recommend including the famous Nobel Museum in your itinerary. The awards ceremony takes place in Stockholm every December.

We give you below all the practical information to facilitate your visit (price, time of visit, opening day and schedule) ….

The origin of the Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, the famous inventor of dynamite and the holder of numerous patents. He bequeathed part of his fortune to the Nobel Prize, to reward people who have rendered service to humanity.

The Nobel Prize has been awarded in 6 disciplines since 1901: physics, chemistry, medicine/physiology, literature, peace and economics (since 1968 for the latter).

Many French people have been honored, including the famous Marie Curie (in 1903 in the physics category), Albert Camus (in 1957 in the literature category) and most recently Annie Ernaux, in 2022, in the same category.

The award ceremony takes place in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. (except for the Peace Prize, which is awarded to Oslo) The banquet takes place atStockholm City Hall.

Each year, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is announced at a press conference in the Nobel Museum.

Visit the Nobel Museum: location, opening hours and prices

Where is the Nobel Museum located?

The Nobel Museum is located at the following address: Stortorget 2, in the historic Gamla Stan district, on one of the Swedish capital’s most beautiful squares.

This is the area of Stockholm you won’t want to miss on your visit.

Opening hours

  • September to March 10am – 5pm, Fridays until 9pm and closed on Mondays
  • April to May 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, closed Mondays
  • June to August 10-19 h Friday until 21h
  • Closed on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 8 and 9, 2024

Remember to check this information on your ticket before you arrive.

The museum is open all year round, so it’s a great activity option when it’s raining or in the Stockholm winter, to keep dry and warm!

Rates and reservations for the Nobel Museum

We advise you to buy your entrance ticket directly online on the booking site to avoid queuing at the booking kiosks.

Price: SEK 140 (approx. €12 ) – students SEK 100 (approx. €8) free for under-18s – photos possible without flash. Museum included in“Go City” pass

➡️Nous recommends that you opt for the“Go City” Pass, which pays for itself as soon as you buy your third museum ticket. + transport.

Course of your visit

What to see in the Nobel Museum

This interesting museum traces thehistory of the Nobel Prize, the laureates from its inception to the present day, and its creator Alfred Nobel. It also includes a section on the famous award ceremony held in Stockholm.

We recommend you start by watching the film (in English with English subtitles) tracing the history of several awards, then download the freeaudio guide in French via a QR code on your phone.

We recommend that you let us guide you through the entire museum, with 38 stops lasting around 45 minutes.

Throughout your visit, you’ll learn more about thehistory of the prize and its creator Alfred Nobel. The museum is very visual, with screens where you can read about all the laureates, such as their biographies or interesting information about why they were awarded the Nobel Prize, their reaction to the announcement, and then showcases displaying their personal objects.

Unlike other museums in Stockholm, such as the Vasa Museum or the Skansen Museum, we found that there were few activities for children. As the museum is small, there’s no time for them to get bored.

Our tips for preparing your visit

Here is some information we think you should know to help you prepare for your visit:

  • Book your tickets on the online booking site
  • Bring your earphones to enjoy the free audio guide on your phone (remember to charge it).
  • Don’t miss the film retracing the history of several awards

Nobel Museum our opinion

During your visit to Stockholm’s historic center (Gamla Stan), we recommend a quick stop at this small museum with its warm atmosphere (we stayed about 1 hour).

It’s certainly not the most interactive museum in Stockholm, but thanks to the audio guide (free by phone) we learned many interesting anecdotes about the Nobel Prize and the different laureates. If you’re coming to Stockholm, we think it’s worthwhile to learn more about this famous annual ceremony and get together in this iconic location.

Where to sleep in Stockholm?

For easy access to the main points of interest, we recommend the Norrmalm district (today’s city center) .

Coup de coeur ♥

Hotel Birger Jarl : quartier Noormalm : la situation géographique de l’hôtel est parfaite pour visiter le centre de Stockholm à pied. Dans un beau bâtiment entièrement rénové, notre logement était spacieux avec un mini frigo et avec une décoration soignée, un excellent rapport qualité prix où vous vous sentirez comme chez vous. Nous y retournerons sans hésitation. (avec petit-déjeuner)

We wish you an excellent trip to Stockholm, and one last word of advice: don’t miss its incredible archipelago!

Feel free to leave us a quick note or 5 stars below, to tell us if you’re planning this trip, to ask any questions you may have, here or on Instagram, we’ll get back to you with great pleasure.

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My name is Floriane, and I've been an adventurer and travel enthusiast since I was very young. More than anything, I love sharing our travel stories and tips with you. We love short getaways as well as long trips. This blog was born after our backpacking trip around the world. We also went on a family tour of Europe.
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