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Reykjavik City Museum

Adalstraeti 10, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6300
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Well spent couple of hours

Went to the museum with 10 and 12 year old children. All together a nice experience, seeing how... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Sverrir V
via mobile
Neither here nor there

Its a beautiful building outside surrounded by water. Maybe i expected too much much inside but was... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
via mobile
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9 Aug 2017
“Well spent couple of hours”
6 May 2017
“Neither here nor there”
Adalstraeti 10, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6300
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went to the museum with 10 and 12 year old children. All together a nice experience, seeing how Icelandic families lived in the last centuries. Nice to be able to walk around in the houses and to go around freely in the area. No rush,...More

Thank Sverrir V
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Its a beautiful building outside surrounded by water. Maybe i expected too much much inside but was bit disappointed. The major things i saw were the map of iceland on a big table platform. Seems its plaster or concrete. Also there was another display of...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It's pretty historical. I just didn't find it that enthralling. Not much of a history of Iceland buff I guess. There's also just not much to it,

Thank stevinazo
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The lighting in here is shocking. I actually wouldn't know how people with poor eyesight see some of the stuff in here. Maybe it's like this to set the ambiance but let's be practical too. The markings on the floor put you on a path...More

1  Thank Seth85
Reviewed 12 February 2016

There was plenty for everyone's taste and there were several inter-active sites within the building. The amenities were good.

Thank billyb0yx9
Reviewed 4 February 2016

They were excavating and found the ruins of a Viking longhouse under Reykjavik, and built the museum around it. From the street level you can look down through a glass 'bench' and see part of the excavation. Self guided tour. Wouldn't take more than an...More

1  Thank Carol984010
Reviewed 22 January 2016

A good insight into Ireland's history. The lighting is very subdued making the exhibits hard to see fine details

Thank Presty99
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I love museums and rated this more highly than my husband who felt this was very limited. Kids (12,14) got bored in less than an hour.

Thank Alethea_1965
Reviewed 27 November 2015

has some nice displays of early life in Reykjavik. early living structure from 900's (?) is still preserved here. friendly, helpful staff too. worthwhile exhibits.

Thank joegrink
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Bought a day ticket which saved a few kronar. There are some real interesting facts and exhibits to see in the museums.

Thank Davemcv77
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