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Reykjavík City Museum engaging journeys through culture, heritage and history. Five unique places that take you beyond the shore and below the ground. Five museum experiences that cover the Settlement to the contemporary moment. And five fun and...more
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

We enjoyed a photo expo on the subject of 100 years ago, 1918, and the important events in town. Spanish flu and the end of WWI. Plus an explanation of the turf houses in town. Good space.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Thomas V. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our temporary exhibitions at Aðalstræti 10, Reykjavík. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Operated by the City, this historic building does a great job in outlining the early days of the city and immediate area. Exhibits and displays are professional done. Staff at the entrance is able to any questions you might have about the museum or early...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TonyC216
gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Tony C. Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our temporary exhibitions at Aðalstræti 10, Reykjavík. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to walk past this unassuming timber building on Ingólfur Square in the heart of downtown Reykjavík, but a step across the threshold is rewarded by a deep and thoughtful insight into the history of the capital city. There’s a varied collection of artefacts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear JLoyd, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our temporary exhibitions at Aðalstræti 10, Reykjavík. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

A small museum detailing the life in Reykjavik in 1918. We enjoyed the visit and the admission is worth it given it also gets you in to the Settlement Exhibition.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DKPuck
gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear DKPuck, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our temporary exhibitions at Aðalstræti 10, Reykjavík. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Went to the museum with 10 and 12 year old children. All together a nice experience, seeing how Icelandic families lived in the last centuries. Nice to be able to walk around in the houses and to go around freely in the area. No rush,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sverrirv
gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Sverrir V, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you and your family enjoyed Árbær Open Air Museum. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed January 21, 2017

It's pretty historical. I just didn't find it that enthralling. Not much of a history of Iceland buff I guess. There's also just not much to it,More

Date of experience: December 2016
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gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Stevinazo, I am sorry the exhibition wasn't up to your expectations. Could you please tell me which of our five places you are talking about? I just want to make sure you are talking about one of our places and not maybe the City...More

Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The lighting in here is shocking. I actually wouldn't know how people with poor eyesight see some of the stuff in here. Maybe it's like this to set the ambiance but let's be practical too. The markings on the floor put you on a path...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 11, 2016

There was plenty for everyone's taste and there were several inter-active sites within the building. The amenities were good.

Date of experience: February 2016
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gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Billy, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed The Settlement Exhibition. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed February 3, 2016

They were excavating and found the ruins of a Viking longhouse under Reykjavik, and built the museum around it. From the street level you can look down through a glass 'bench' and see part of the excavation. Self guided tour. Wouldn't take more than an...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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gudrunhelgas, Public Relations Manager at Museu da Cidade de Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Carol, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed The Settlement Exhibition. Best regards, Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir Marketing & PR Manager Reykjavík City Museum - One museum in five unique places

Reviewed January 21, 2016

A good insight into Ireland's history. The lighting is very subdued making the exhibits hard to see fine details

Date of experience: January 2016
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