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Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 553 2155
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Description: Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur...
Asmundarsafn is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson, who designed and mostly constructed this building himself in Laugardalur. The museum served to preserve his work and life, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Asmundur's art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and classical mythology.
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Interesting sculptures, a very likeable hostess, and a nice place to unwind. I was there with the 4th grade I was a TA at, and the kids had a lot of fun playing with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The museum is the Icelandic sculptor Asmundar's house, built in Greek style, showing his studio and several rooms of his sculptures. Outside (and for free) you can see large sculptures in the gardens. Admission 1400 kroner for adults, gets you into two other Reykjavik museums as well. The inside works often illuminate the outside works, with small versions in clay,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There are several great aspects to this museum. Firstly there are the sculptures laid out around the garden, which you can see for free. These alone are worth a visit if you are interested in Sveinsson's work. Then you can be tempted to pay to see the art inside the house which was his home and studio. These comprise much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The works of Asmundarsafn seem to be based on Icelandic myths and are placed in his gardens and house in a suburb of Reykjavik. While he was alive the sculptor was well-loved by his community and is still respected as a modern master. You gain a sense of the way he lived when visiting the light and bright studio and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The sculptures were interesting, the story behind them adds a lot of context and is well told. The studio/house is also really cool as are the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting sculptures, a very likeable hostess, and a nice place to unwind. I was there with the 4th grade I was a TA at, and the kids had a lot of fun playing with the sculptures outside. The dome at the top was my favourite.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We walked to this museum from the centre of Reykjavik - it took about 20-25 minutes. The museum is dedicated to Ásmundur Sveinsson and his work - the building is amazing, the sculptures are beautiful and wouldn't look out of place in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My tour bus stopped here very briefly. I got off, waded through a foot of snow into the garden, saw one hideous sculpture (the seated woman holding her legs apart, if anyone is interested), got back on the bus. Not my cup of tea at all.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Beautiful house and sculpture garden. I found this place quite by accident. I was looking for the ice rink and was walking from the Hilton Nordica in the snow in the direction of the ice rink when I stumbled (literally) on some sculptures in a garden. The museum is dedicated to the works Ásmundur Sveinsson The house was Sveinsson's home... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having walked from the city centre we found about ten large sculptures outside which although not to my taste were interesting, this looked promising for inside so we duly paid our 2600 cr. about £16 just inside the entrance there is what looks like a workshop area with few smaller sculptures, up the stairs to the dome and .... nothing...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful building (where the artist lived) and amazing sculptures. There are sculptures inside the building and also around it in open air. The building itself is a delight to see. I highly recommend this place.

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Address: Sigtun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 553 2155
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik

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