National Museum Of Iceland, Reykjavik
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National Museum Of Iceland, Reykjavik - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Suaurgata 41, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Ticket Price: 1500 ISK
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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The national museum of Iceland is nothing but an engaging thoughtful and informative collection of Icelandic cultural treasures. Established in 1863 with just about 15 artefacts, now houses a huge compilation of 300,000 artefacts and about 4 million photographs.
Divided into 3 floors the 1st and 2nd floor displays finds right from the Vikings age to the 20th century in chronological order. One of the permanent exhibitions of the museum is-Making of a Nation. It has 2000 objects from settlement age and 100 photographs from 2nd century on display. The collection also comprises of edifices varying greatly in scale including all of Iceland‘s principal turf houses and all the turf churches preserved in their original form, buildings constructed of stone and timber, and wooden churches of several different types.
The ground floor houses a cafe and reasonably priced gift shop, if you plan to take souvenirs I suggest you take from here as most of the other places will not be as reasonable.
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National Museum Of Iceland Information
- Free parking available.
- Audio Guides available.
- Information available in Braille.
- All areas are wheelchair accessible.
- Audio guide is available in Icelandic, English, Danish, German, French, Swedish, Italian and Polish.
National Museum Of Iceland Ticket Prices
- Adult: 1500 ISK
- Seniors (67+), disabled visitors and students: 750 ISK
- Groups of 10 and more: 1000 ISK
- Children under 18: free
- ICOM, FISCOS: free admission
- Audio guide for children: 300 ISK per person
How To reach National Museum Of Iceland by Public Transport
- Nearby bus station: Haskoli Islands
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- Kaffitar Cafe
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Worth a visit if you're in Reykjavik but not worth travelling far to visit. Has a decent range of items but the displays are so dark that it is impossible to see them in any detail. The layout is slightly strange, with a general chronological route but not a huge amount of thought to natural flow. Highlights include the brooches, the reconstructed bathhouse with the accompanying painting upstairs, and the very bizarre hats worn by the women in all of the early modern portraits. Shop is well stocked but expensive, and the toilets are clean if a bit pokey.
Great museum if you enjoy historical artifacts. It's well designed to be enjoyable if you like to skim through, read a little, or dive deep. Totally worth the price of admission, and we were giving free bonus tickets to the Culture House.
A modern looking museum that tells about the history of Iceland, but not much more than that. I didn't really read into it, but I expected some more information about Icelands beautiful nature. It was more focused on social history. It definitely shows how peaceful Iceland has been the past 1000 years which makes you realise how special this country is. However don't expect to be able to spend a full day here. It is a relatively small museum, so after two hours you've seen it all. The souvenir shop is nice and there is a classy cafe with good coffee.
Great overview of Icelandic history from settlement onwards to modern day. Interesting if you like to learn about history and culture. Also has a photography exhibition, and free lockers for your coats and bags.
Excellent museum. We spent almost 2 hours, and were able to see most of the exhibits. The interviews with typical Icelandic people (benches with headphones) were great, as were some of the interactive videos. The Reformation in Iceland could be a season of Game of Thrones. Don't miss the hands-on rooms, even though they're meant for kids. Free lockers in the basement near the washrooms.
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