The Reykjavik City Museums mission statement

The Reykjavík City Museum collects and conserves objects from Reykjavík cultural history and carries out research on them, and promulgates knowledge of the history and living conditions of the people of Reykjavík from the Settlement Age to the present day. The objective of the Museum’s work is to enhance interest, understanding and respect for the history of Reykjavík, and to ensure that everyone has access to the city’s cultural heritage.


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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.


Cheese and Spinning at the Open Air Museum | 12.08.2014

Next Sunday, August 17th, the attention will be focused on the rural society of day gone by. In the minds of many, the old rural chores have a romantic feeling, but to feed and clothe people, was however never an easy task.

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