Towards the end of his life, Alfred Nobel settled in Karlskoga after many years of world travels. He installed a laboratory and worked on experiments that eventually led among other things to the discovery of dynamite. He registered 355 patents in his lifetime.
His devoted assistant Ragnar Sohlman became one of two executors of his will. Sohlman's work was fundamental in establishing the Nobel Prize, which was first awarded in 1901.
Nobelmuseet at the Björkskoga estate offers a tour through Alfred Nobel's residence and the laboratory that has been carefully reconstructed to replicate the original work area.
The nearby Bofors industrial museum contributes to the understanding of the social conditions of the region as well as the development from rural to industrial area over 350 years.