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“Children through the last 100 years” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Borgarnes Museum

Borgarnes Museum
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Borgarnes
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Children through the last 100 years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Really enjoyed seeing this exhibit of pictures and artifacts about children and how their roles have changed through the last 100 years. Funny stories and sad stories that will stay with you long after you have gone home. Well worth the time.

They were extra nice and stayed open and extra 30 minutes so we could see it because our tour had gotten into town late.

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Interesting Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited this small Museum late in August, 2013. It is a gem. It provides an excellent introduction to life in this part of Iceland during the past 100 years or so and is cleverly presented to be attractive and informative for adults or children. Designed by the museum curator and a stage-set designer, the attractive display of historical wall-photos (see photo) shows people and events that stimulate fascinating narratives by the curator. Many photos swing outwards to reveal physical artifacts relevant to the era and topic of the photo. Many of the photos are unique, donated by the estates of long-time residents of the area. You will come away from a narrated tour or a self-guided tour with a good sense of the people and their lives in these parts, then and now. A recent addition to the museum is a very attractive gallery of taxidermically prepared birds from the region (see photo), including migrating birds. Interesting graphics and sound presentations answer key questions about the habits and lives of these birds. This museum is worth a long visit to get a real sense of life in this part of Iceland that goes beyond the normal tourist exposure. It should rate high on the itinerary of independent travelers.

Visited August 2013
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“Nicer and bigger than I thought!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

There are two exhibits in the museum (at least as I write these words), one is made up of pictures of Icelandic children (expect lots of cute) paired together with relevant artifacts. An english-written guide is available. The second part is a taxidermy room full of Icelandic birds (here too, expect the cute). The two exhibits merge very well and you can also walk inside a twenty-first century child room put next door to an early twenty century turf house. Interesting contrast. People oworking there are very nice too so I'd say, go there.

Visited August 2013
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