We visited the national museum with our 15 and 13 year old children. The museum has an impressive collection and a lot of information, but compared to most modern museums (including several in Reykjavik) it has little interactive content. This made it difficult to hold the attention of a couple of teenagers.
The story of Iceland is fascinating, but the museum didn’t feel like it had a really strong narrative thread. It felt more like snippets of history were used to give context to the pieces in the collection, rather than the pieces in the collection being used to illustrate the history.
I found the second floor more interesting than the first, but by the time we got there I’m sad to say that the attention of two teenagers had gone!
I am certain that the museum is brilliant for those who have time and don’t have two teenagers with them - I just wouldn’t really recommend it if you’re there as a family.
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