Opening hours

16. September-31. April

Daily exept Mondays 11-17

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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?


Temporary Exhibitions

Ron Rosenstock

Ron Rosenstock - Inspirations

Photographs of Iceland in black and white by Ron Rosenstock are the subject of the summer exhibtion, Inspirations, on the Square at the National Museum of Iceland.


About the Museum


Opening hours, Easter 2014

The Museum is open from 11-17 on Thursday 17.April, Good Friday and Saturday 19. April. Closed on Easter Sunday and Monday.