The Industry Museum

The Industry Museum, Akureyri: Hours, Address, The Industry Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Industry Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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 ever changing selection of items such as tools and shoes. The Museum of Industry is in constant development.
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TPJS
Greenville, South Carolina, USA90 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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.
Written October 24, 2017
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Eggertsson
Akureyri, Iceland46 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
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 Akureyri´s industrial era with pictures and many interesting machines. The main focus is roughly Akureyri during the Cold war but it stretches to both ends. Cold war is not an issue though, just to give some idea about the time.
Written December 15, 2015
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Paul C
79 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
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 out of Akureyri
Written September 2, 2015
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JoiValgeirs
Akureyri, Iceland25 contributions
May 2018 • Family
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.
Written February 4, 2019
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Takk kærlega fyrir komuna og fallega umsögn.
Written February 5, 2019
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Nora M
Acton, MA220 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
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.
Written August 27, 2018
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Thank you very much for your visit and also for your review.
Written August 28, 2018
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jameskul
Toronto, Canada1,959 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
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).
Written May 31, 2018
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Thank you for these kind words about our museum. And we are working on label the items better. Thank you for coming!
Written June 1, 2018
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gigfrii
Akureyri, Iceland16 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
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.
Written April 30, 2018
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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
Written October 18, 2018
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Vala T
Akureyri, Iceland5 contributions
Aug 2016
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 see many of the machines, that have now been replaced, and samples of many of the goods that were produced, among other old equipment for example from a barber shop, the local ship building company, and more.
Written March 30, 2017
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CasualTraveller1969
Reykjavik, Iceland89 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This for me is a trip down memory lane. So many items from my childhood and interesting things I have never seen before.
Written March 25, 2017
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Hafdis
8 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Everything that has to do with the Icelandic Industry can be found in the museum. I found the staff very nice and helpfull.
Written August 11, 2016
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