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The Industry Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Going back in time

This museum is amazing. There is so much history there. Machines and stuff from old times. It took... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
JoiValgeirs
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Akureyri, Iceland
A lesson in political economy

Really kind of cool - you can see how individuals developed industries and how the government... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
noranekko
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Acton, Massachusetts
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The Industry Museum is a homely and interesting place where you can see machines, devices and products from the blooming industry in Akureyri, from the early 20th century until today. We also have displays from various private collections and an...more
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019
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Takk kærlega fyrir komuna og fallega umsögn.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and also for your review.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thank you for these kind words about our museum. And we are working on label the items better. Thank you for coming!

Reviewed April 30, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Iðnaðarsafnið A, Curator at The Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 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

Reviewed October 24, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Akureyri was more of an industrial town around the 1950's, than it is today. There were factories that used wool and sheep skin to produce clothes and shoes. The food industry was also very active, and still is. Here, at the Industry Museum, you can...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

This for me is a trip down memory lane. So many items from my childhood and interesting things I have never seen before.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

Everything that has to do with the Icelandic Industry can be found in the museum. I found the staff very nice and helpfull.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Iceland decided to enforce a contract of independency 1944 and almost simultaneously the local currency dropped significantly and has been rather shaky since. Something had to be done when foreign currency were scarce and the answer was local industry. This museum keep excellent records about...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

In this museum you will find - early giant knitting machines, huge button hole making machines, butter churners, sonars, early radios, computers - all nicely curated into regions and floors. What more could you ask for from a small but interesting stop on the way...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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