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A Fantastic Museum!

We spent two hours here, and would have stayed longer if we had time. There is room after room... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
jameskul
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Toronto, Canada
Akureyri past.

Akureyri used to be very much of a school town and an industrial town with a lot of factories... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
gigfrii
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Akureyri, Iceland
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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 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

Thank jameskul
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

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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

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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

Thank Vala T
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.

Thank Árni Ó
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.

Thank Hafdis Á
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

1  Thank Eggert E
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

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