Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland 1 sep. 2004 - 1 des. 2100 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

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.

 

From mire to metal 30 apr. 2022 - 29 jan. 2023 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the past, iron smelting from bog iron was performed in Iceland. The use of metallurgical furnaces called bloomeries were used to smelt iron throughout the Middle Ages. Thereafter the practice steadily declined until it was completely abandoned in the 17th or 18th century. The knowledge of this ancient craftmanship has since been forgotten to time, leaving numerous questions about the bloomery process unanswered.

 

My Favourite Things: Weary casket, silver spoon and knickers (with a hole) 5 nóv. 2022 - 17 sep. 2023 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition juxtaposes information gathered from probate inventories preserved at the National Archives and the artifact collections of the National Museum in order to dive into the material world of people in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

In the eleventh hour 17 sep. 2022 - 26 feb. 2023 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the 1970s, only a few of Iceland’s turf houses were still inhabited. Having served as the primary form of housing for more than a thousand years, the Icelandic turf farm had now played out its role, and with no comprehensive preservation plan in sight, the remaining farms faced extinction.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 3 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 4 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 7 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 10 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 11 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 14 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

Pot Scraper 16 des. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Pot Scraper is expected on 16 December. He is also sometimes called Pot Licker since in the old days he waited to snatch away the pots that had not been washed and licked the food remains from the insides. Admission ticket is needed.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 17 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

Bowl Licker 17 des. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Bowl Licker comes to town on 17 December. In the past, Icelanders ate from lidded wooden bowls that they sometimes kept under the bed or on the floor. Bowl Licker would hide under the bed, and if someone put their bowl on the floor he grabbed it and licked the inside clean. 

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 18 des. 2022 10:30 - 11:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

Door Slammer 18 des. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Door Slammer comes to town on 18 December. He always made a lot of noise when he walked around, slamming doors and such, so people could hardly get any rest. He still has a habit of slamming doors and always does when he visits the National Museum.