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Culture House

Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2256
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Much of the art was really cool and it seemed to us that the higher up the floor, the better the... read more

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travelrvo
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Take the time to go here if you like Museums, free with the Reykjavik city card.

Great museum, right down town. Lots to see here but not overwhelmingly big. Helpful staff. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverly C
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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“national museum” (39 reviews)
“icelandic art” (11 reviews)
“on display” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2256
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Reviewed yesterday

Much of the art was really cool and it seemed to us that the higher up the floor, the better the art. There are some really interesting exhibits, but some of it is kind of strange. The museum employee who was introduced the museum to...More

Thank travelrvo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, right down town. Lots to see here but not overwhelmingly big. Helpful staff. Nice adjacent café.

Thank Beverly C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions are of the historically significant building which houses the displays. Safnahúsið, formerly Þjóðmenningarhúsið which was built at the turn of the 20th century to house the National Library of Iceland and the National Archives, offers a fresh insight into both the history and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a fan of art or history museums, this is a must do! The unusual way that the museum is laid out makes it a truly fun journey through Icelandic culture. There is something to interest everyone in every single room. The building...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is it a must see? No, but if you are interested in art or architecture, you can spend here a pleasant hour and afterwards have drink in the lovely café on the ground floor. I enjoyed my visit, partly because it let me explore this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the national museum first and were given tickets to the culture house for free. I wouldn't have chose it otherwise because I wasn't too sure what to expect. It had four floors of exhibits, with common themes. Lots of artwork and random pieces....More

1  Thank Kimberly L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Culture House is a 1900's building housing an exhibition covering the artistic and cultural heritage of Iceland from the settlement to today. There were many artifacts including some 14th century manuscripts, maps, books, artwork, and the skeleton of a great auk which is extinct.

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were checking out the University of Iceland and noticed this building was open. The small building has exhibits that change periodically, a cafe and bookstore. We saw some interesting paintings that combined ordinary scenes with "hidden" nature. The lady at the information desk was...More

Thank Kim L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat interesting exhibits here, but nothing special so no need to go way out of your way. Still pleasant.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a combination of resources for history, culture as well as art gallery exhibition. Informative documentary film shown on demand, all labeling is bilingual. Coffee shop has tasty fare.

1  Thank Dogrose17
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CarolfromOhio
29 June 2018|
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Response from joel672018 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I explored this museum pretty thoroughly about 5 weeks ago & didn't see any [having read 20 or so of them, I hoped to see the originials]. There was a book about witchcraft on display that is maybe 300 or... More
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Justin H
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