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Culture House

Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2210
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Subdued look at culture.

It was unknown to us but we visited because we were given free tickets at the national Museum. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pembroke Pines, Florida
interesting museum

This small museum has a variety of exhibits, each going into its particular topic in some depth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland's visual art history and cultural heritage. Artists with different backgrounds and living conditions have expressed similar ideas at all times. There are seven points of view to be found in as many wings of the Culture House, connecting what you'll see, independent from the medium or time.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2210
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Reviewed yesterday

It was unknown to us but we visited because we were given free tickets at the national Museum. It is an old building which needs some navigating. Mainly exhibits literary artefacts.

Thank M V
Reviewed 6 days ago

This small museum has a variety of exhibits, each going into its particular topic in some depth. Collectively, they provided us a sense of Iceland's history and culture that we didn't gain at other museums or locations.

Thank TWalls_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the sort of museum that you need to warm up to before you fully start to appreciate and understand what it has on offer and how it is all arranged - give it time and it will really surprise you (in a good...More

1  Thank elharbach
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an offshoot of the National Museum, but is located right off the main shopping street. It took only a short time, but I especially liked some of the paintings on display, If you buy a ticket for either this or the National Museum,...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Culture House was an unexpected visit. It is full of modern and ancient art, including books dating back to the 900s (oldest books I have ever seen). I would recommend visiting the Culture House. The staff there is very kind and very helpful.

Thank Emilee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a few floors outlining Icelandic culture. One area addresses racism and diversity in Iceland which was interesting.

Thank AneleW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had old and new art exhibits along with books and other interesting pieces, some animated. They have a great cafe on site and is worth a stop for refreshments.

Thank sirdouglas01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum focus on the culture of Iceland and does a good job. Excellent art and the exhibits are grouped to focus on specific elements of culture and how art expresses them. Thoughtful.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Culture House after traveling around the south part of Iceland for several days, and the experience of seeing the remarkable countryside really enhanced our enjoyment of this museum. The museum is located on several floors of a beautifully restored old building in the...More

Thank MarchesaBoccella
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I only went to see the manuscripts. The admission was included with the National Museum of Iceland, and you can visit them on separate days. The curators were helpful and showed us where the manuscripts were, which were stunning. Can't comment on the rest of...More

Thank JEW67
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