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The Culture House

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The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland's visual...more
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hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Iceland’s cultural collections are some of the best in the world, being situated in the place of so much significant world history. Culture House, part of the National Museum of Iceland, is surprisingly impressive in both its collection and strength of the exhibits. I would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cazmac26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got entry as part of the National Museum of Iceland admission and went without much idea of what to find. All the museum staff were very helpful and enthusiastic and there was a lot of good information in English scattered around the various exhibition rooms....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Simon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd read mixed reviews before going to the Culture House, but actually I'm glad I went. It came with the price of admission to the National Museum, or else I wouldn't have paid so much to get in to be honest. The art was really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bethmaryclayton
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked your visit :).

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful building but requires a lot of climbing as there are 3floors and half landings. Quite interesting but somewhere to go if you have some time to spare.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank flowergirl58
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very “artsy” kind of museum: historic photos, people journal entires, original modern art created by local Icelanders....if you lean towards the arts or cerebral places, you’ll love it. If not, try something else

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave M
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked the exhibition.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here with a 'complimentary' ticket we'd been given at another gallery. After the disappointment of the National Gallery we hadn't high expectations. It was much better, but still quite a small exhibition. I think much of the exhibition maybe lost meaning as we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank christieadams23
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your visit to the Culture House.

Reviewed March 13, 2019

The museum was close to our hotel, within walking distance. Self-guided tour. Enjoyed the art exhibits upstairs. Historical exhibits gave you an idea of hard life was in Iceland. Very interesting! Great little gift shop. Admission also included the National museum, which we didn't get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cindy0705
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

This was a lovely place to go and see - lots of exhibits and displays. the highlight was the chat we had with the person in the shop at the end who gave us so much information about Iceland, its history and she eve guided...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us such a great review. The Culture House is really a Treasure House :) . Hope you liked your stay in Iceland.

Reviewed March 6, 2019

This museum is included with admission to the National museum. It has a variety of exhibits- historical and modern art, historical artifacts, books, etc. The building was formerly a library. It’s worth a visit if you enjoy history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kt149
icelandnationalmuseu, Public Relations Manager at The Culture House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you kt149 for your review.

Reviewed February 19, 2019

We went to most of the museums and this was by far the worst. Staff were a little off when we went in, place is huge but not a great deal interesting to look at. We found it very boring and tiring going up and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CarolfromOhio
June 29, 2018|
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I don't think so. I explored this museum pretty thoroughly about 5 weeks ago & didn't see any [having read 20 or so of them, I hoped to see the originials]. There was a book about witchcraft on display that is maybe 300 or... More
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