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National Museum of Iceland, a Journey Through History

Hey, history enthusiasts! If you’re eager to delve into the captivating history of Iceland, the National Museum of Iceland is an absolute must-visit. This museum is a treasure trove for those who love immersing themselves in the past and uncovering the remarkable stories that have shaped this unique island. Don’t forget to stay tuned to our posts on the Blue House blog for more fascinating insights!

What can you learn at the National Museum of Iceland?

Step inside the National Museum, and you’ll embark on a captivating journey through time. The exhibitions meticulously explore the Viking era and the pivotal events that have paved the way for modern-day Iceland. What makes this museum truly exceptional is its dedication to documenting even the lesser-known periods of history, including the time before 930 A.D. This commitment to remembering and acknowledging all historical events is truly commendable and offers visitors the chance to continually discover something new with each visit.

Prepare to be captivated by a range of thought-provoking exhibitions that touch upon various themes, including religion and queer history. The museum sheds light on the stories of queer individuals who have resided in Iceland throughout history, with a particular focus on those whose identities may not have been explicitly named during their time. It’s a testament to the resilience and authenticity of individuals who lived their truth in an era that may not have fully understood or recognized their experiences.

What are the services included?

To enhance your journey through history, the National Museum provides a free audio guide that can be conveniently downloaded onto your smartphone. Let the guide accompany you as you traverse the captivating exhibits and gain deeper insights into Iceland’s rich cultural heritage. And here’s a delightful bonus: with your National Museum ticket, you can also explore the Safnahúsið, or the Cultural House, a true architectural gem that stands as one of the country’s most beautiful buildings.

Opening time and prices

The Museum is open every day from 10 to 17. However, there are some exceptions as from 15th September to 30th April is close on Mondays. We recommend you to visit the official website during holiday periods for more information about opening times.

The prices of the museum are the following:
• Adults 2000 Icelandic krona, (around £12)
• Seniors and students pay half price
• Children under 18 enter for free.

Where is the National Museum of Iceland?

Conveniently located near the center of Reykjavik, close to the university, the museum is just a 15-minute walk from the Culture House and a short 10-minute drive from the Blue House. And when you need a well-deserved break from all the learning, make sure to visit the museum’s charming little café, where you can savor delicious food and coffee, rejuvenating your mind and taste buds.

So, are you intrigued to explore the wonders of the National Museum of Iceland? Let us know in the comments section which part of the museum fascinates you the most! And for more information, feel free to contact the Blue House. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable historical journey!


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