The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik
The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik

The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik

Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Well then, look no further than the National Museum of Iceland! This fascinating museum is steeped in history, originally being built-in 1863. The museum is engrained in Icelandic culture, because, prior to its opening, Icelandic artefacts and objects were only housed in Danish establishments. Sigurður Guðmundsson was made curator of the Museum and decided to establish it as Icelands own Antiquarian.

Where can I find the National Museum of Iceland?

The museum is located in the capital city of Reykjavik, next to The University of Iceland, and Hijomskala Park.

It continued to be called the Antiquarian Collection until 1911 when it was renamed the National Museum of Iceland. From then until 1950, the museum was moved from attics to cathedrals, before being given its own museum building in Suðurgata. This fantastic museum specialises in different roles, but, its main function is to preserve and manage artefacts that reflect Icelandic cultural heritage and research programmes. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your time in Iceland and learn all you can about the countries culture and heritage!

  • Regular exhibitions.
  • Adult admission is 2000kr, and children go free.
  • Open from 10am to 5pm every day except Mondays.

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