Opening hours

1 May-15 September

Daily from 10-17

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Permanent Exhibition

The Valþjófsstaður door, a church door in the Romanesque style dating from about 1200 AD

The Making of a Nation

The National Museum of Iceland’s permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Settlement to the present day.

The aim is to cast light on the Icelanders’ past by placing the cultural heritage preserved by the National Museum in a historical context, guided by the question: What makes a nation?

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Temporary Exhibitions

Houses in the Town

Photographs of Reykjavík buildings by Kristinn Guðmundsson

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About the Museum

Þjóðminjasafn Íslands

Guided tour in English

Guided tour in English is offered Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11.