Jón Sigurðsson Museum - Reykjavik
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During Iceland's struggle for freedom from Danish rule, Jón Sigurðsson took on the role as the leader of the independence movement and has since become a national hero and is always referred to as 'president'.
The museum is a remake of Jón Sigurðsson's childhood and is a very popular attraction amongst tourists and Icelanders alike. The old church of Hrafnseyri still stands in the area, and Sigurðsson's birthday on 17th June is celebrated as 'The National day of Iceland', coinciding with the same day that the Republic of Iceland was founded in 1944. A new exhibition 'For the Good of the Nation' has been opened at the museum. The museum makes for a fascinating trip to understand some of Iceland's culture; coffee is also available in the turf house for visitors during their trip.