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Culture House

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Address: Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 530 2210
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a...

The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland's visual art history and cultural heritage. Artists with different backgrounds and living conditions have expressed similar ideas at all times. There are seven points of view to be found in as many wings of the Culture House, connecting what you'll see, independent from the medium or time.

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Nice museum!

We spent a couple of hours here! Nice museum. The staff was very helpful, answering questions about the country.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit Iceland several times a year, and I have visited here on several trips and enjoyed it. Now I have learned that my favorite baker, Julia Mai, has opened a new café with another Julia serving wine, coffee, and the pastries that make me swoon. My Study Abroad students loved their visit, and I will bring many back to... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of hours here! Nice museum. The staff was very helpful, answering questions about the country.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here on a stormy day (the roads were closed due to the storm) and had an excellent time! Our admission fee allowed us to also visit the National Museum of Iceland, which was also very interesting. We spent about ~2 hours here. We came here because we visited the Settlement Exhibition in Reykjavik and we wanted to see... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My introduction to Icelandic culture came at this museum. Interesting enough to warrant a strong hour or two.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum and beautiful architecture - great coffee at the ground level. Excellent and audacious curating.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight for me was the setting - a beautiful old stately home. Displays were more modern day. I preferred the old Viking heritage sites.

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Davie, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

First 1200isk (I couldn't find pricing online). It is mostly art and a few artifacts. I finished the museum in about 20 minutes. It is just not my type of place. It is a strange layout. But the building itself is beautiful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a interesting mix of things related to Iceland. Original Icelandic manuscripts are located on the 1st floor are worth a look. The rest of the building is theme based with the old and new mixed together. About $10 US to enter.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The culture house had amazing items on display, some 1000 years old. But our visit was even more enjoyable due to how the Culture House was organized when we toured: Each room had a theme: Indoor life; outdoor life; death; folklore, etc. We enjoyed our visit tremendously.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's worth visit after going to National museum or if not having long time in the city. They exhibit old manuscripts and some other things of national culture.

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