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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Opening hours during Easter 2014 | 11.04.2014

Click here to find out about opening hours for the Settlement Exhibition and Árbær Open Air Museum.


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Víkingar? Goðsagnir og hversdagsleiki landnámsins | 01.04.2014

Nýlega var unnið að uppfærslu á hluta Landnámssýningarinnar Reykjavík 871+/-2 til að endurspegla nýjar uppgötvanir og rannsóknir sem varpa skýrara ljósi á landnámsöldina. Í tilefni þess verður blásið til málþings þar sem fjórir fyrirlesarar skoða landnám Reykjavíkur frá ýmsum sjónarhornum.


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Winter's break at the Settlement Exhibition | 19.02.2014

The Settlement Exhibition invites all children and families to a Game of Runes during the Winter's break, 20th and 21st of February.

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