The Culture House



For the perfect cultural experience, drop by the museum and then take in a show at the Harpa Concert Hall down the street!

In the winter of 2014, the Culture house opened a new permanent exhibition on Icelandic art history and visual heritage. From ancient items to modern Icelandic art, the show focuses on the visual expression of our worldview, our ideas about ourselves and our surroundings. Through different mediums and techniques, people's different perspectives are expressed.

The exhibition is a collaborative effort of three leading museums, the National Museum of Iceland, National Gallery of Iceland and the Natural History Museum - as well as the National Archives of Iceland, National and University Library of Iceland, and Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.

If you're interested in culture, art, history or just in Iceland, do drop by this fascinating exhibition, it's going to be quite something else. The building was constructed in 1906 to house the National Library and National Archives, its facade adorned by crests with the names of literary figures.

If you want to make the most of your Reykjavík Experience, you may want to pick up a Reykjavík City Card, which grants you access to all the public museums, pools and city busses, in addition to discounts on many other things!

(Image Credit: Guðmundur Haraldsson)



Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik-Centre, 101

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