The Nobelmuseum in Karlskoga is a museum about the inventor, entrepreneur, donator and founder of the Nobel prize, Alfred Nobel. Here in Karlskoga, at the Björkborn Manor, Alfred Nobel lived during the summer periods of his last years in life. He had bought the company AB Bofors Gullspång and got the manor at Björkborn in addition. He chose to reside at Björkborn during his stay in Sweden. Alfred Nobel built a laboratory in the vicinity of the manor, where powder trials and experiments with artificial rubber and synthetic threads were carried out.
The laboratory still exists and is today containing an exhibition of Nobel’s experimental activities and enterprise. The manor contains exhibitions about the person Alfred Nobel.
The Museum in Karlskoga started its activity in the 1970th with summer exhibitions about Alfred Nobel. 1982 the museum foundation Foundation Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn was founded at Karlskoga. Today we use the name Alfred Nobel’s Björkborn to avoid any confusion with the Nobel Museum AB in Stockholm.
2013 a new activity, called Mötesplats/Meeting place Alfred Nobel was started. The old stable/cowshed was reconstructed and decorated as cafeteria, reception and meeting place for various events.