We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 411 6370

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
worth a visit

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

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
New York
Level Contributor
240 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 that doesn't let you see everything, sometimes ignoring one side of the room! I know... More 

1 Thank Seth85
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Uxbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 hour. Quite interesting. Very small shop. Activities for kids to do - like colouring, and... More 

1 Thank Carol984010
St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Dorking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

a very complete museum about all history of iceland, with a lot of historical pieces and everything translated to english

Thank Damien V
Sea Girt, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is a small art museum but filled with very different nd fun art pieces. The audio visual room was a real treat. Any kids on your trip will love seeing their words translated into art projected on to the wall.

Thank MaKayP

Travellers who viewed Reykjavik City Museum also viewed

Reykjavik, Capital Region
Reykjavik, Capital Region

Been to Reykjavik City Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Reykjavik City Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?