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Reykjavik Art Museum - Asmundarsafn

Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 553 2155
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Ranked #28 of 85 attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Ásmundarsafn (Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum) makes 1/3 of Reykjavík Art Museum, the other two being Kjarvalsstaðir and Hafnarhús. It is housed... more »
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was intrigued by the fact that the artist designed and built this house by himself. I stopped in right after walking through the botanical garden and Laugardalur Park. It's surprisingly close, and I had the Welcome card, so why not? There are many sculptures outside around the building, so be sure to see those. The building itself is interesting.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went with the Welcome Pass and it was so great!!!! I fell in love with the design and lines of the pieces. Very unique! Staff was very friendly and they had free tea and coffee waiting.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
1,006 attraction reviews
548 helpful votes 548 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A beautiful house and museum. Originally the house of a famous Icelandic sculpture, the design of the house is quite unique, with the white color dominating everything. The house's garden features several big statues by the artist, some made of stone, others from metal. Some provocative, while others more moderate. Entrance is free with the Reykjavik card, 12US$ otherwise. But... More

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Cardiff
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very helpful and friendly curator and such a great museum to visit. Admire the architecture, soak up the great sculptures outside and inside and enjoy the experience.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was a bit of trek out of town but we were up for the walk and were determined to visit all the three museums on one day ticket. It was and interesting building and the sculptures were fascinating. The last room upstairs intriguing!

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Cambridge
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stopped off here as part of a segway tour, you might not want to walk from the city centre. It's well worth a visit if you can fit it in though. Fairly small, but quirky.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We first visited Reykjavik's main art gallery near the harbour and were distinctly underwhelmed. There was a very jolly installation on the ground floor comprising several large fans placed flat on their faces, blowing streams of tape out in large circles, which was impressive, but otherwise it was dire. The same ticket afforded us entry to the Sveinsson gallery, however... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The gardens and museum were the very last thing we saw on our 10 day trip to Iceland and one of the main highlights. The garden's sculptures are certainly interesting but the interior of the museum, the architecture, the lighting, the descriptive stories that explain the sculptures complete the entire experience. All three of us were thrilled to have visited... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Not my thing, a few non descript blobs in a badly kept garden on a busy road. This man must have been a tortured soul in need of therapy.

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Manchester, England
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect as not much of a sculpture museum buff, but I enjoyed this place and the lady in duty could not have been nicer. She told me to read about the construction of the house first, to ensure I could follow the flow, made the loveliest and most welcome coffee on a miserable winters... More

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