The Nobel Peace Center was opened in 2005 and is absolutely fascinating…and very humbling. It was established by Alfred Nobel (who was Swedish) in his will. He gave no reason for this but some feel it was to assuage his guilt over being the inventor of dynamite. The Nobel Peace Center is divided into 3 main areas (main exhibits; current Nobel Peace Prize winners; former Nobel Peace Prize winners) with various other smaller exhibits. You can find the Nobel Peace Center at Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1 in Oslo, Norway (situated in the old train station, in the heart of Oslo between Oslo City Hall and the shopping areas at Aker Brygge).
The Nobel Peace Center is a nice museum to visit in Oslo and they often hold exhibitions. They also have a really great shop with photography books. The museum is located on the water and is a relaxing place to visit and watch the ships come in. You also get a great view of architecture across the water.
Dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Peace Center chronicles the history of the prize, profiles the work of Peace Prize laureates and explores the man behind the name—Alfred Nobel. Nobel invented dynamite, but was a pacifist and created the Peace Prize to establish a more benevolent legacy. Over 225,000 people visit the center each year to learn about past winners, social issues and conflict resolution through permanent and temporary exhibitions and guided tours.