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The Industry Museum

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JoiValgeirs wrote a review Feb 2019
Akureyri, Iceland25 contributions12 helpful votes
This museum is amazing. There is so much history there. Machines and stuff from old times. It took me 40 years back in time when, as a 12 year old, I was working in factory with my father making paint in 1000 liter pots and put it in plastic boxes, i liter, 3 l, 5 l, 10 l, . fantastic memories. How much has the technology changed ... 40 years back and it is amazing how much has changed. very very nice to see this one.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum
Responded Feb 5, 2019
Takk kærlega fyrir komuna og fallega umsögn.
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noranekko wrote a review Aug 2018
Acton, Massachusetts205 contributions67 helpful votes
Really kind of cool - you can see how individuals developed industries and how the government bought them out or how they went bankrupt when trade regulations became lifted. So that is super simplistic but that was my take away. But with that said, you can really see how ingenious the Icelanders were and that they basically had to create and make everything that they needed.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum
Responded Aug 28, 2018
Thank you very much for your visit and also for your review.
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jameskul wrote a review May 2018
Toronto, Canada1,974 contributions183 helpful votes
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We spent two hours here, and would have stayed longer if we had time. There is room after room displaying the evidence of Akureyri's industrial past. Although there is not a lot of signage, it is presented in both Icelandic and English. Just looking at all these artifacts is engrossing! I particularly enjoyed the pristine examples of packaging as well as large scale industrial equipment on display. Don't miss the coffin-maker exhibit! Entrance fee is a very reasonable ISK 1000 (about CAD $13). This museum is similar to, and on par with the Husqvarna Museum in Sweden (which is a must-see if you are in central Sweden).
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum
Responded Jun 1, 2018
Thank you for these kind words about our museum. And we are working on label the items better. Thank you for coming!
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gigfrii wrote a review Apr 2018
Akureyri, Iceland16 contributions14 helpful votes
Akureyri used to be very much of a school town and an industrial town with a lot of factories. There were Wollen Mills, a shoe factory, leather works, sewing workshops and dressmaking, fishing plants, canning factory, chocolate and biscuit factories, candy and soft drink factories, prentworks, iron works and ship building etc. Much of these are not here anymore, so this museum gives you a glimpse into the past.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum
Responded Oct 18, 2018
Thank you very much for your review and for visiting out museum. Yes, we think it's necessary to keep the memory of Akureyri, as a industy town, alive
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TPJS wrote a review Oct 2017
Greenville, South Carolina, USA90 contributions34 helpful votes
This place has the broadest and oddest collection of machinery and technology. From hair dryers to radios, instruments, machining, lathes, presses, early computers, food processing equipment, textile manufacturing - it just doesn't stop. Some photo history of early manufacturing in Iceland including textiles, woodworking, toy making and other industries. Limited signage and information in English - you do have to figure out a lot of what you're seeing for yourself.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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