Reykjavík City Museum
Guided tour at Árbær Open Air Museum
The guide takes guests to all the main houses of the museum and tells their story. Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open-air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik. The Museum seeks to give an idea of architecture and way of life in Reykjavik in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each house contains either an independent historical exhibition or a typical home from a specific period. The museum also houses old-fashioned workshops of typical facilities, technology and tools.
Daníel Perez Eðvarðsson│The Man who Slept like a Flamenco Dancer
"The Man who Slept like a Flamenco Dancer" is the title of an exhibition by Daníel Perez Eðvarðsson in exhibition space Skotið.
At the exhibition "Undercurrent", visitors get to know photographer Stuart Richardson's personal vision of the Icelandic landscape, where nature is a source of both sadness and hope.
Heimir Freyr Hlöðversson│We are Earth – We are Water
In the video work, We are Earth – We are Water, we get an unusual insight into sublime forms in nature, a poetic view of the micro in the macro, which is enabled by technological innovations.
Fish & folk – 150 years of fisheries
The exhibition Fish & folk – 150 years of fisheries at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum is about the history of the Icelandic fisheries, from the time when rowing boats gave way to large fishing vessels in the late 19th century, through to the 21st century.
For the Reykjavík Arts Festival of 1990, a work of art by US sculptor Richard Serra was created on West island.
The Imagine Peace Tower
Work of art conceived by the legendary artist, musician and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon for world peace.
Consumption – Reykjavík in the 20th century
The exhibition aims to show the huge and rapid changes that took place in consumption patterns in Reykjavík during the 20th century – to explore the factors that affected consumption, and how technical advances, government actions, wars, and events in Iceland and abroad influenced the daily life of the people of Reykjavík.
The Age of Carts
Even though the wheel is a ancient invention it arrived late to Iceland. Transport over long distances were in principle the same from the time of settlement to the 19th century, namely on horses
Come and play!
The exhibition focuses on children's culture, toys and games in the last century. It is housed in a former church and sports hall called Landakot. The exhibition is interactive and it suits children in all age groups. Open at the same time as the museum.
From High Mass to High Jump
The story of the building Landakot is told in the exhibition From High Mass to High Jump. The house was built in 1897 as the first catholic church in Iceland since the Reformation. In 1930 it became a sportshall and remained as such until 2004 when it was relocated to the museum.