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“History of the Vestmannaeyar in a pill”

Sagnheimar Folk Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sagnheimar is the Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar, a new museum built on old traditions. In addition to the many artifacts housed there, today's technology gives the history and culture a new dimension. While the adults are learning about the stories of fishing, cliff hunting, the Eldfell eruption of 1973, and the Algerian pirate raid of 1627, the children can dress themselves in pirate costumes and search for hidden treasure in the pirate cave. Displays and exhibits showing the deep connection with the Mormons, the colorful sports history of the island, an old radio where you can listen to stories of life at sea and unbelievable tales of heroism and rescues, a "Festival" tent where the islanders entertain during the annual "Festival" can also be investigated.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Interesting stories about the island, well displayed, using different media. We were especially interested in the volcano eruption 1973 and got a lot stuff to see and read!

Thank kasia-ffm
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Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

In addition to puffins and volcano eruptions the islands have an interesting history. The pirate raid. Mormon migration. Water safety. Fun and interesting.

1  Thank havaneseangel
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

if you have time to spare, here you get the complete history with all possible documents and documentation from the big eruption, personal stories and audio guides lead you from section to section

but best on the upper floor you have an overview of the geology, flora and fauna

Thank nonatop
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a real cute place with a history of the lava explosion, the Icelandic Mormons, the fishing industry, and the Turkish raid. Great "first" place to go when you visit the island so you can site-see in context. Some interactive stuff to do. 1-2 hours.

1  Thank LM4U2
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great museum and very realistic. I give it my highest recommendation it is a very great museum. I went there with 2 boys that are 10 years old and theyr were very exited and wanted to stay there for a long time.

Thank SollaHara
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