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“Smart, interesting museum”

National Museum of Iceland
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik
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Ranked #11 of 182 things to do in Reykjavik
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting, and the displays are quite well labeled, and interesting. The art is unique, many local artists are shown.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a ton about Iceland and it’s history and culture. Spent a couple of hours browsing through the exhibits. Many of them have audio explanations that helped me understand the nature of the exhibition much better. The museum was well curated and in my opinion, a must stop.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank franlake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers a great insight into the very beginnings of inhabitation of Iceland up to present day. Some wonderful exhibits.

A few spoken word exhibits available in both Icelandic and English. I enjoyed most of these.

Marked down as I thought it was quite expensive although under 18s are free.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn about Iceland and their history, this is the stop for you. I probably spent a couple of hours going through everything. Learned a lot, and really enjoyed all the displays. Seemed like everything was pretty well covered from the Vikings to politics to religion.

Thank bonniel182
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