My wife suggested we pop in to this museum on the way back to Reyjkavik from the amazing Jukulsarlon lagoon. I was not thrilled at the idea. I had just seen one of the wonders of the World after all.
Folk museums are not really my bag and the start, a few spinning wheels, three wooden spoons and a small fishing boat did not realy do much for me. Thank goodness for wifi and the chance to see if Middlesbrough had signed anybody in the Transfer Window.
BUT THEN... strains of Thine be the Glory wafted on the chill air from the small Church. Memories of my Methodist upbringing and my Grandfather, the Revd Arthur Bailey came flooding back. But best of all was the man who was playing the old organ. Mr Tommason an amazing 92 year old and the man who had amassed much of the museum. It was a pleasure to meet him and I started to look at the museum with different eyes. The old houses and school were excellent as was the Transport and Communications Museum. Hey, this sprightly old chap really had a vision.
It was definitely worth 1500 KR per person just to meet Mr T. My respect to him and this very good museum which really is very good and is definitely worth a visit.
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