History Museums Reykjavik

National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history – displays that encourage visitors to dwell on the past, present, and future. It is the oldest museum in the country and celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. At the museum you can explore the permanent exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland which is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from settlement to the present day. The museum caters to all ages as children can enjoy games and play dress up. Adults and children alike can explore the museum via interactive touch screens and audio guides which complement the exhibitions. Guided tours are available from May 1 through September 15 on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 am. Special Christmas exhibitions are on display from the December 12, when Icelandic Santas visit the museum.

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