Museum Learning

Museum learning is free of charge for all school groups.

Guided tours of museum exhibits at all locations can be booked in Reykjavik City museums. We encourage teachers to make use of our versatile museum facilities at Reykjavik City museum. Please contact the museum education team ahead of your visit for bookings and administration.

 

To book a visit and further information, send us an email at safnfraedsla@reykjavik.is.

Kindergarten
Árbæjarsafn: Föturnar hans Friðriks
Arbaer Open Air Museum Leisure activities

Fun & games

We provide educational games for groups who want to enjoy outdoor activities in a distinctive setting. Three games are available which are suitable for children of different ages: Colours and Shapes for 5‒9 year-olds; Fridrik's Buckets, for 6‒13 year-olds, and Life Without Mobile Phones, for 10‒13 year-olds. Please note that the games can be easily customized for both young people and adults.

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Elementary School
Árbæjarsafn - Neyzlan
Arbaer Open Air Museum 12‒16 year-olds

Consumer Patterns – special offer on coach trips!

The NeyZlan exhibition sheds light on the rapid changes in consumption patterns in the 20th century. The aim of the visit is to focus on the individual consumption, waste and effects of man on the environment. Students work together on a group project promoting creative and critical thinking in a relaxed environment.

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Árbæjarsafn ® Roman Gerasymenko
Arbaer Open Air Museum 13‒16 year-olds

Women & their avocations - special offer on coach trips for secondary schools

Why did women choose to be herbalists, language teachers or authors of short stories in their spare time? Students explore this question by trying out some of the various jobs women carried out in the years between 1900‒1970, and also by locating objects that match the activities featured in the Hjáverkin exhibition. The Kynungabók textbook [information for young people on equal rights] is ideal support material for this visit.

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® Roman Gerasymenko
Arbaer Open Air Museum 8‒10 year-olds

Work to do!

Available as a field trip for those using the Komdu og skoðaðu íslenska þjóðhætti school book, this curriculum-based activity was designed to introduce students to what life was like in the old farming and fishing communities of Reykjavík. Students can engage in some seasonal work - inside or outdoors - such as hand-combing wool, sweeping, gathering firewood or water carrying.

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Árbæjarsafn: Föturnar hans Friðriks
Arbaer Open Air Museum Leisure activities

Fun & games

We provide educational games for groups who want to enjoy outdoor activities in a distinctive setting. Three games are available which are suitable for children of different ages: Colours and Shapes for 5‒9 year-olds; Fridrik's Buckets, for 6‒13 year-olds, and Life Without Mobile Phones, for 10‒13 year-olds. Please note that the games can be easily customized for both young people and adults.

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Tvær stúlkur á Landnámssýningunni
The Settlement Exhibition 13‒16 year-olds

Where did the Icelanders come from?

According to research, Iceland was originally settled by immigrants. But where did the settlers come from? Were they all Norwegian heathens or were some of them from different cultures? During this visit, we'll be talking about religion, slavery, culture and the attitudes of people during the Viking Age.

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Skólahópur á Landnámssýningunni: Margmiðlunarborð
The Settlement Exhibition 6‒9 year-olds

Life during the Age of Settlement

What do we know about the life and work of people during the settlement age? During this visit, students will learn about the settlement of Reykjavík and Iceland. By examining excavated artefacts such as tools, ornaments, leftover food specimens, and even a complete dwelling, we get a better understanding of what life was like a thousand years ago.

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Landnámssýningin
The Settlement Exhibition 9‒12 year-olds

Sailing to Iceland

Throughout the Age of Settlement, Nordic people emigrated to Iceland in order to start a new life. The journey across the sea was neither easy or without danger. During this visit, the preparation and undertaking of voyages to Iceland is addressed.

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High school
Árbæjarsafn ® Roman Gerasymenko
Arbaer Open Air Museum 13‒16 year-olds

Women & their avocations - special offer on coach trips for secondary schools

Why did women choose to be herbalists, language teachers or authors of short stories in their spare time? Students explore this question by trying out some of the various jobs women carried out in the years between 1900‒1970, and also by locating objects that match the activities featured in the Hjáverkin exhibition. The Kynungabók textbook [information for young people on equal rights] is ideal support material for this visit.

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Árbæjarsafn ® Roman Gerasymenko
Colleges

LÍKN-HOUSE - A multi-purpose educational centre for seminars and college exhibitions.

The newly refurbished LÍKN-house caters for various classes and student exhibitions in collaboration with schools and other museum-related parties. There's also an exhibition on the history of photography. Teachers are welcome to contact the museum's learning team to discuss how the facilities can be utilized.

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Sjókonur
Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Older students

We encourage college and university students to make use of the museum's exhibitions for various projects. Guided tours of both museum exhibits and the coastguard vessel can also be booked.

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Landnámssýningin
The Settlement Exhibition

Older Students

College and university students are invited to make good use of our museum exhibitions for their projects, either independently or with guidance from a museum instructor. We encourage college and university teachers to make use of our versatile museum facilities. Please contact the museum education team ahead of your visit for bookings and administration.

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University
Hjáverkin
Árbær Open Air Museum

Older Students

Students are invited to make good use of the museum's collections and exhibitions for their projects, either independently or with guidance from a museum instructor. Teachers are also welcome to make use of the facilities which are suitable for a wide range of activities. Please contact the education team in advance for bookings and administration.

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Sjókonur
Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Older students

We encourage college and university students to make use of the museum's exhibitions for various projects. Guided tours of both museum exhibits and the coastguard vessel can also be booked.

Read more
Landnámssýningin
The Settlement Exhibition

Older Students

College and university students are invited to make good use of our museum exhibitions for their projects, either independently or with guidance from a museum instructor. We encourage college and university teachers to make use of our versatile museum facilities. Please contact the museum education team ahead of your visit for bookings and administration.

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