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Textile Museum

Arbraut 29, Blonduos, Iceland
+354 452 4067
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Beautiful

This place is amazing! If you are travelling around Iceland and have an interest in Textiles, you... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
esther501
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Montreal, Canada
Amazing

We arrived here mid-day on Jan. 27th. We walked in and it seemed a bit awkward, as there were a lot... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Habaneronacho
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Textile Museum in Blonduos exhibits a unique collection of homemade wool and textile items. It also exhibits beautiful Icelandic national constumes and artistic embroideries along with many of the tools and equipments used to produce them. It is the only one of its kind in Iceland and was founded by the Women's Union in East Hunavatnssysla. The museum was officially opened at the centennial of Blonduos in 1976 . The museum has been a private foundation since 1993. Today, it is situated in a beautiful new building and the exhibitions are easily accessible for visitors.
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Arbraut 29, Blonduos, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This place is amazing! If you are travelling around Iceland and have an interest in Textiles, you should definitely stop to visit this very nice museum. The traditional embroidered dresses are stunning! WOW

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We arrived here mid-day on Jan. 27th. We walked in and it seemed a bit awkward, as there were a lot of people there and it seemed there was a party going on or something. It turns out, they aren't even open in the winter...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

If you want to know about wool yarn, Icelandic embroidery, Icelandic national clothing styles and see amazing textile work, this is the place for you. It's small, has amazing docents and you can touch everything. There is one collection located in the home of a...More

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is truly a gem of a museum. Small, in a very modern looking building, but I was happy to discover a few things about the history of textile in Iceland. On my visit, I was pleased to learn about Adalbjorg, an Icelandic fashion icon....More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The textile museum on Blonduos is a hidden gem. It houses several collections representing Icelandic textiles and handwork. One room is devoted to the collection of Halldóra Bjarnadóttir who over many years collected patterns and tools used in handwork of Icelandic wool. You can card...More

Thank Gin H
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

I enjoyed my visit here. I learned a bit more about this country's ties to fiber, but especially about the strong contributions of women and their labor to society. Visit and meditate on the greatness of Halladora Bjarnadottir (1873-1981), an Icelandic educator whose belongings and...More

1  Thank jas0719
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you want to see Icelandic history through our clothes and textiles then this is the place to be. Beautiful building with well organized exhibitions and the summer exhibition 2017 is a treat!

1  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As one previous reviewer says, if needlework is your thing then this is very good. But rather expensive for the size if just passing through although cafe does have superb view.

1  Thank rachelandtudor M
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Here you will find some gems of Icelandic textile history, a contemporary textile art exhibition in a lovely building that is partly an old barn and partly a beautiful modern design. The view of river Blanda is beautiful. Don't rush past this one in your...More

1  Thank gudrunhelgadottir551
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful museum in Iceland. What a view over the river Blanda. The curator was very well informed about the history of textil works in Icelandic households back in the days. We are definitely coming back

1  Thank Arnar Þór S
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, probably too late but from September throughout May it's only open for pre-ordered groups
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