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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School holiday at the museum | 17.10.2014

On Friday, Monday and Tuesday schools in Reykjavik are out. Reykjavik City Museum offers activities during those days specifically for the family to spend time together.

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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 Fee for guided tours are the same as in the summer.


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.

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