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Children Cultural Festival at Reykjavík City Museum April 17-22, 2018

18.04.2018 X

Reykjavík City Museum participates in the annual Children´s Cultural Festival with a wide selection of events at Árbær Open Air Museum, The Settlement Exhibition and Reykjavík Museum of Photography.

Árbær Open Air Museum

Thursday April – the museum is open from 13:00-17:00

WHAT? Hula Hoop Workshop

WHERE? The Granary at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Thursday April 19, between 13:00-15:00

Children are invited to decorate their own hula hoops and afterwards they can take it home. The Hula Hoop Queen Húlladúllan will show the kids some tricks with the hula ring.

Please notice that it is necessary to register at leidsogumenn@reykjavik.is

WHAT? Shields Workshop

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Thursday April 19, between 13:00-15:00

Children are invited to decorate their own Viking shields as they please. Afterwards they will go out with the group and take a photo of the whole group with their new shields.

WHAT? Photo Shoot

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Thursday April 19, between 13:00-17:00

Photo Shoot in a museum house called Líkn. There in the photo studio, kids can wear costumes and take a picture with an old-fashioned background.

WHAT? Costume Workshop

WHERE? Landakot at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Thursday April 19, between 13:00-17:00

Costume Workshop in a museum house called Landakot. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Iceland's sovereignty, kids look at how officials dressed 100 years ago and design costumes as they think they should look like today.

Pancake tasting, football, homemade cars and playground

Taste some delicious pancakes at the old farm Árbær (between 13:00-16:00. Check out the football field at the museum and compete with your friends. Race around in a homemade car and enjoy the outdoor playground.

Free admission for children and adults in their company.

Friday April 20 – the museum is open from 13:00-17:00

WHAT? Collaboration on history and vision

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Friday April 20 between 16:00-17:00

58 students in the 4th grade at Fossvogsskóli have been researching and exploring their neighborhoods from 1918 to 2018 and wondering how the neighborhood Fossvogur looked before it was built and how developments evolved in their neighborhood and in Reykjavík. A specialist from the Reykjavík City Museum visited the school and participated in two field trips. The result of the study is this exhibition which describes their vision for the year 2118. Last exhibition day is April 30.

WHAT? Photo Shoot

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Friday April 20, between 13:00-17:00

Photo Shoot in a museum house called Líkn. There in the photo studio, kids can wear costumes and take a picture with an old-fashioned background.

HVAÐ? Costume Workshop

HVAR? Landakot at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Friday April 20, between 13:00-17:00

Costume Workshop in a museum house called Landakot. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Iceland's sovereignty, kids look at how officials dressed 100 years ago and design costumes as they think they should look like today.

WHAT? Come and Dance!

WHERE? Lækjargata at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Friday April 20, between 13:00-17:00

In Lækjargata rolls a fun video showing dance styles from the past 60 years. Come and learn some steps!

Football, homemade cars and playground

Check out the football field at the museum and compete with your friends. Race around in a homemade car and enjoy the outdoor playground.

Free admission for children and adults in their company.

Weekend April 21-22 – the museum is open from 13:00-17:00

HVAÐ? Costume Workshop

HVAR? Landakot at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

Costume Workshop in a museum house called Landakot. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Iceland's sovereignty, kids look at how officials dressed 100 years ago and design costumes as they think they should look like today.

WHAT? Photo Shoot

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

Photo Shoot in a museum house called Líkn. There in the photo studio, kids can wear costumes and take a picture with an old-fashioned background.

WHAT? Collaboration on history and vision

WHERE? Líkn Education Centre at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

58 students in the 4th grade at Fossvogsskóli have been researching and exploring their neighborhoods from 1918 to 2018 and wondering how the neighborhood Fossvogur looked before it was built and how developments evolved in their neighborhood and in Reykjavík. A specialist from the Reykjavík City Museum visited the school and participated in two field trips. The result of the study is this exhibition which describes their vision for the year 2118. Last exhibition day is April 30.

WHAT? Come and Dance!

WHERE? Lækjargata at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

In Lækjargata rolls a fun video showing dance styles from the past 60 years. Come and learn some steps!

WHAT? Outdoor games for kids

WHERE? The Museum Square at Árbær Open Air Museum

WHEN? Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

Children are welcome to take part in fun outdoor games on the museum square on both Saturday and Sunday between 13:00-17:00.

Pancakes, football, homemade cars and a playground

Pancake tasting between 13:00-16:00 inside the old farm Árbær. Check out the football field at the museum and compete with your friends. Race around in a homemade car and enjoy the outdoor playground.

Free admission for children and adults in their company.

Reykjavík Museum of Photography

Tuesday April 17 – Sunday April 22

WHAT? Picture Puzzle: This Island Earth

WHERE? Reykjavík Museum of Photography, top floor.

WHEN?

Tuesday April 17, between 10:00-18:00

Wednesday April 18, between 10:00-18:00

Thursday April 19, between 13:00-17:00

Friday April 20, between 11:00-18:00

Weekend April 21-22, between 13:00-17:00

A fun picture puzzle will be presented around the exhibition THIS ISLAND EARTH, which discusses Icelandic landscape. The photo library contains search engines to view old photos. In one of the machines, pictures can be found especially of children on various occasions playing and working. It's great fun to zoom into the pictures and look at the details and wonder about the lives and circumstances of children in different times. 

Free admission for children and adults in their company

The Settlement Exhibition

Tuesday April 17 – Sunday April 22

WHAT? Viking Photo Shoot

WHERE? The Settlement Exhibition

WHEN? April 17-21, between 09:00-18:00

A Photo Shoot in a Viking costume. Dress up in robes and tunics and carry weapons as our ancestors did and take a photo with a beautiful background.

WHAT? Archaeology for the Family!

WHERE? The Settlement Exhibition

WHEN? April 17-21, between 09:00-18:00

Step into the shoes of an archaeologist at the exhibition VIKING ANIMALS - THE SECRET OF THE SETTLEMENT where you can dig for a variety of artefacts in four locations. Will you unearth a bone or two or something else commonly found during archaeological digs in Iceland? Free admission for children and adults in their company.

WHAT? Viking Helmet Workshop

WHERE? The Settlement Exhibition

WHEN? Sunday April 22, between 13:00-15:00

Children will make their own Viking helmet allowing their own imagination to play a loose. How will your personal Viking helmet be? Can the Viking helmet show what you are made of and protect you at the same time? The artist Ingibjörg Huld Halldórsdóttir manages this wonderful workshop for the whole family.

Free admission for children and adults in their company.

Info

Info

Reykjavík City Museum

Grandagarður 8

101 Reykjavík

(+354) 411 6300

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Opening hours

Opening hours

Open all year round

Please refer to opening hours for each place.

Admission

Admission

Adults 18+

1,000 -1,650 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission

Seniors 67+

Free admission

Disabled

Free admission

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