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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Carving lessons at Árbær Open Air Museum 6th, 8th, 13th and 15th of July | 29.06.2015

At Árbær Open Air Museum kids can learn how to carve and drill with an old style driller in July.

Accordian festival & Haymaking Sunday 12th of July | 29.06.2015

Sunday, July 12th, guests at the Reykjavik Open Air Museum have the opportunity to view and participate in old fashioned hay making as they were conducted for centuries in Iceland. The old haymaking methods were still being practiced as late as 1960´s in many parts of Iceland, but today the machines have taken over.

Old traditional butter and skyr making July 17th | 29.06.2015

Sunday, July 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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