Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.
Árbær Open Air Museum tries to give a sense of the architecture and way of life and lifestyles of the past  in Reykjavik and during summer visitors can see domestic animals. There are many exhibitions and events held at the Museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavik's history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more. There is something for everyone at Árbær Open Air Museum.

Click here to see a map of our location.

Read more about the history of the Árbær Open Air Museum

How to get there?
The museum is an open-air museum, situated by the street Kistuhylur in Ártúnsholt, Reykjavik. From City Centre take Bus nr. 19 from Hlemmur. The bus stops at Strengur which is just a few moments walk from the museum. (See map). Other buses that stop close to the museum are nr. 12 and nr. 24.  For more information about public transport see: bus.is

Opening Hours

June 1st - August 31st:  Open daily from from 10.00-17.00

September 1st - May 31st:  Visits by guided tours only. Guided tours daily at 13.00 or by appointment.

Groups can also visit the museum by appointment throughout the year.

Admission

Adults: 1.300 ISK.
 

Children (18 years and younger): Free admission
 

Groups (10+ paying as a group):  760 ISK

For further information please call (+ 00 354) 411 6304 or send us an email at citymuseum@reykjavik.is.
 


 




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Events


Árbær í vetrarbúningi

Winter schedule | 01.09.2014

From September 1st and until May 31st the winter schedule is in operation at Árbæjarsafn. Guided tours are available every day of the week, at 1 pm. The museum area is open but all the houses are apart from the guided tour closed. Groups can order guided tours beside these hours by sending an email to minjasafn@reykjavik.is. Fee for guided tours are the same as in the summer.


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Farmer´s Market at Árbær Open Air Museum | 20.08.2014

On Sunday August 24th an open market will be held at Árbær Open Air Museum. People are invited to come and sell their products at the market. The market starts at 1 pm and will be open until at 4 pm.


Historical walk in Vesturbær | 13.08.2014

On Thursday the 14th of August at 8 p.m. there will be a historical walk in Vesturbær in Reykjavík. The talk will be in Icelandic.

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