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Reykjavik Art Museum - Asmundarsafn

Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 553 2155
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Ranked #28 of 81 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

More than just a museum for the work of sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson, the building itself is significant as a piece of architecture as the artist designed and lived in it, using it as both a studio and a showcase of a new style of Icelandic architecture in response to the climate and architecture. A great insight into the work and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We took an afternoon to do this museum and the nearby Sigurjon Olafsson museum and then walked back along the harbor. This was a lovely afteroon - both museums were great it was nice to explore other areas of town and get off the beaten path. The building was spectucular - modern design with clean white lines and interesting geometry.... More

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Enjoyed taking a look at the sculptures around the museum on the garden grounds. I didn't make it in time to see the museum inside before they closed at 4pm, but the sculptures outside were interesting and well worth a look if you are in the area. I don't think I would trek out to the area if only to... More

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