Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26 maí 2018 - 26 maí 2019 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition is based on research done by Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir, professor of archaeology at the University of Iceland and the National Museum of Iceland


Artists' Books 7 jún. 2018 - 2 jún. 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In this exhibition we are introduced to examples of Icelandic artists' books from the collection of the National and University Library of Iceland. Examples of printmaking dating all the way back to the latter part of the 19th century to modern day book art.


The Colic Leaf 7 jún. 2018 - 2 jún. 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In the manuscripts collection at the National and University Library of Iceland, you may find a 400 year old vellum, dark and obscure with age, with the shelfmark Lbs fragm. 14. This vellum is now exhibited at the Culture House.


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The Yule Lads 12 des. 2018 - 24 des. 2018 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Yule Lads visit the National Museum from the 12th of December until 24th, daily at 11am. They wear their old Icelandic costumes and sing and tell children (and adults) stories. Icelandic schoolchildren fill the museum on weekdays to meet the Yule Lads but everyone are welcome and although the programme is in Icelandic everyone can enjoy it. The entrance to the programme is free.


Guided Tour through the permanent exhibition, "Making of a Nation" 22 des. 2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum offers a guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation  every Saturday at 11am. The guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge with museum admission.

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Presentation on Icelandic Christmas Traditions 22 des. 2018 12:00 - 13:00

Saturday 22th of December Dr. Terry Gunnell, Head of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland will give an illustrated presentation in English reviewing the beliefs and traditions of Icelandic Christmas in the past and present. The presentation starts at 12:00 at the National Museum of Iceland. Admission is free of charge.