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The Yule Cat Treasure Trail 27.11.2016 - 31.12.2016 National Museum of Iceland

Beware of the Yule Cat. It has managed to sneak into the National Museum and hide within the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation. You can find a copy of the treasure trail at the reception in Icelandic, English, Danish, French, Polish, and German.

 

Two for one on admission 18.12.2016 10:00 - 17:00

 On next Sunday, December 18, the National Museum of Iceland will offer two for one discounts on admissions. Children under 18 years of age enter for free as usual. The museum offers a diverse selection of exhibitions, family Christmas activity game, a cafe and a gift shop. Come visit the National Museum before Christmas

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Þjóðbúningadagur

National Costume Day at the Culture House 12.3.2017 14:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Costume Day of the National Museum of Iceland will be held at the Culture House Sunday March 12 at 2pm. 

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DesignMarch 21.3.2017 - 26.3.2017 17:00 22.3.2017 - 26.3.2017 16:00 - 17:00

DesignMarch will be held for the ninth time from March 23-26. This festival is Icelands most important annual design event, organized by Iceland Design Centre, the promotion agency of Icelandic design and architecture.The National Museum of Iceland participates in DesignMarch: the Culture House hosts the exhibits of Þórunn Árnadóttir, Milla Snorrason, and Polish and Icelandic illustrators.  Sigurður Oddsson exhibits at the National Museum of Iceland.  

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„Islandia w świecie, świat w Islandii” 26.3.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Bogasalur - Þjóðminjasafnið Suðurgötu

Islandzkie Muzeum Narodowe zaprasza w niedzielę 26 marca o godzinie 14 na bezpłatne oprowadzanie w języku polskim po wystawie „Islandia w świecie, świat w Islandii”. Przewodnikiem po wystawie będzie antropolożka Anna Wojtyńska. 

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Opening hours during Easter 13.4.2017 - 17.4.2017 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 13.4.2017 - 17.4.2017 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland and the Culture House are open during the Easter holidays.

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Poles in Iceland 9.5.2017 12:00 - 13:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

On Tuesday May 9 at 12pm, Anna Wojtynska gives a lecture about Poles in Iceland.

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Inga Lisa

Guided tour in English 29.7.2017 14:00 - 15:00 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

On Saturday July 29 at 2pm Inga Lísa Middleton Photographer will give a guided tour through the Exhibition Thoughts of Home at the National Museum of Iceland. The exhibition was opened on June 3 and will be on display until September 17 2017. All welcome and admission is free.

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Culture Night 2017 19.8.2017 10:00 - 22:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Welcome to the National Museum on Culture Night and enjoy various events for the whole family. Free admission and open from 10am to 10pm.

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Culture Night 2017 19.8.2017 10:00 - 22:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Welcome to the Culture House on Culture Night and enjoy various events for the whole family. Free admission and open from 10am to 10pm.

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Elín Skriðuklaustri

Medieval masculinities and diet 28.9.2017 12:00 - 13:00

Lecture at the Lecture hall, National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41, Reykjavik. September 28th 2017 at 12 pm.

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Málþing og móttaka til heiðurs Poul Nedergaard Jensen arkitekts 18.11.2017 15:00 - 17:00 Safnahúsið við Hverfisgötu

Poul Nedergaard Jensen arkitekt og fyrrverandi kennari við Arkitektaskólann í Árósum í Danmörku hefur gefið Þjóðminjasafni Íslands ljósmyndasafn sitt ásamt uppmælingateikningum; afrakstur ferða hans um Ísland á árunum 1973-2006.

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Lecture: Bundled-up in blue 21.11.2017 12:00 - 13:00

Marianne Guckelsberger and Marled Mader give a lecture on their project based on the exhibition Bundled-up in Blue, The Re-investigation of a Viking Age Grave on Tuesday November 21 at 12 noon.

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Geophysics in Archaeology. Finally, it works 23.11.2017 16:00 - 17:00

An open lecture will be held at the National museum of Iceland lecture hall by dr. Knut Paasche, researcher at NIKU in Norway, Thursday Nov 23, 16–17.

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Exhibition tour 2.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 5.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 9.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 12.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 16.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 19.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 23.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 26.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 30.12.2017 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 2.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 6.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 9.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 13.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 16.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 20.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 23.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 27.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 30.1.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 3.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 6.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 10.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 13.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 17.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 20.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 24.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 27.2.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 3.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 6.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 10.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 13.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 17.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 20.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 24.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 27.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 31.3.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 3.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 7.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 10.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 14.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 17.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 21.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 24.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 28.4.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 1.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 5.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 8.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 12.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 15.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 19.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 22.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 26.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 29.5.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 2.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 5.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 9.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 12.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 16.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 19.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 23.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 26.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 30.6.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 3.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 7.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 10.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 14.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 17.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 21.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 24.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 28.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 31.7.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 4.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 7.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 11.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 14.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 18.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 21.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 25.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 28.8.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 1.9.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 4.9.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 8.9.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 11.9.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 15.9.2018 14:00 - 15:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Iceland offers guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Points of View every Saturday September 15 to April 14. The tour starts at 2 pm and is free with museum admission. 

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Exhibition tour 9.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 30.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 31.12.2017 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 3.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 7.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 10.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 14.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 21.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 28.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 31.1.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 3.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 7.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 10.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 14.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 21.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 28.2.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 3.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 7.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 10.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 14.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 21.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 28.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 31.3.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 7.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 14.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 21.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 28.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.4.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 19.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 26.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 30.5.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 3.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 10.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 30.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 7.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 14.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 21.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 28.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.7.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 19.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 26.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.8.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.9.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland  every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am. The tour is free with museum admission.

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Museum night at the Culture House 2.2.2018 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Icelands welcomes guest to Museum Night at the Culture House.  The Culture House is open from 18.00-23.00 and admission is free during that time.

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Celestial navigation 2.2.2018 18:00 - 19:30 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Sævar Helgi Bragason explores the stars and tells of how people found their way. Kids and adults are welcome. We make a simple sextant and use it to measure the latitude of Iceland. If weather permits, we will observe the starry sky. Sextant is a navigation instrument.The event is in Icelandic.

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Museum night at National Museum of Iceland 2.2.2018 18:00 - 23:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland welcomes guest to Museum Night.  The National Museum is open from 18:00 - 23:00 and admission is free.

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Dancing Journey through Time and Space 2.2.2018 19:00 - 19:20 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 2.2.2018 19:30 - 19:50 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

 Advanced students at The Dance Academy journey in dance through the exhibition spaces, inspired by Pina Bausch’s works, which they modify in various ways and adapt to the space and surrounding art works. The viewer sees familiar elements from Bausch’s famous works, such as her Rite of Spring.

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Echo in the Underpass - Writers night at the National Museum 2.2.2018 20:00 - 20:45 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

A writers night in the Photo Gallery on the occasion of the photo exhibition The Long Apartment Block in Upper Breiðholt. The comic artist Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir, hosts the event. The writers Sjón, Eva Rún Snorradóttir, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Halla Birgisdóttir and Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir read.

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Special Points of View 2.2.2018 20:00 - 21:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Specialists from the institutions that contribute to the exhibition Points of View – a Journey through the Visual World of Iceland are present between 8 and 9 pm and talk to guests about items of special interest.

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Sigríður Thorlacius and Sigurður Guðmundsson perform 2.2.2018 21:00 - 21:30 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Two of Iceland’s most beloved singers, Sigríður Thorlacius and Sigurður Guðmundsson, join forces in the Old Reading Hall at the Culture House and sing, together and separately, some well-known, pleasant songs.

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Exhibition Design Symposium 17.3.2018 14:00 - 16:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Exhibition Design Symposium brings together some of the most cutting-edge local designers, artists and curators to discuss the present and future state of exhibition design in Iceland.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child is ours! 17.4.2018 - 22.4.2018 10:00 - 17:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

 

Pre-Christian graves in a new light 9.5.2018 12:00 - 14:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

An exhibition about archaeological research on burial mounds on Dysnes in Eyjafjörður, north Iceland, will be opened May 9th at 12 noon.

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Carla Rhodes teaches ventriloquy to kids! 24.6.2018 11:00 - 12:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland, in collaboration with Reykjavík Kabarett, invites kids 8 years old and older, to attend a short workshop in ventriloquy. 

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The Rainbow Guide 12.8.2018 13:00 - 14:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Rainbow Guide, a queer guide through The National Museum of Iceland's permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, will be launched in the fall of 2018, celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the founding of Samtökin ‘78. The project will be introduced at Reykjavik Pride and members of the organizing team will guide guests through the exhibition.

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Grýla og Leppalúði og Reykjavíkurdóttirin Steiney Skúladóttir 9.12.2018 15:00 - 16:00 Þjóðminjasafnið á Suðurgötu

Grýla og Leppalúði halda uppteknum hætti og koma við á Þjóðminjasafninu stuttu áður en jólasveinarnir, synir þeirra, koma af fjöllum hver á fætur öðrum og líta við í safninu að hitta börn. Að þessu sinni mæta tröllahjónin sunnudaginn 9. desember klukkan 15.

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Presentation on Icelandic Christmas Traditions 22.12.2018 12:00 - 13:00 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

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 pm at the National Museum of Iceland. Admission is free of charge.

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Guided tour for Families. David Tencer, Bishop of Reykjavík 8.2.2019 18:00 - 18:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

David Tencer, bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Reykjavík tells about various artifacts that can be seen in the National Museum and are related to the customs and activities of the Catholic Church. 

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Folklore monsters 8.2.2019 18:00 - 23:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Icelandic folklore describes encounters with a variety of strange creatures. Would you like to meet some of them? Graduate students from the Reykjavík Academy of Digital Entertainment at the Technical College have designed an on-screen entry gate into the habitats of a few mythical creatures. Do you dare to step through?

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Creative print workshop 8.2.2019 18:00 - 22:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The travelling print workshop Print & Friends is up and working at the Culture House! 

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Pop-up shop; Books in the Back 8.2.2019 18:00 - 22:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

 Books in the Back invite you to a pop-up shop in the Culture House on Museum Night, 8th of February, between 6 and 10 pm.

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Reykjavik Queer Choir 8.2.2019 19:00 - 19:15 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Reykjavik Queer Choir sings a few songs. In direct continuation there will be a guide to the Rainbow Thread at the National Museum of Iceland.

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The Rainbow Thread: unpublished version 8.2.2019 19:15 - 20:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

 

Rev. Davíð Þór Jónsson, parish priest of Laugarneskirkja 8.2.2019 20:00 - 21:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

On the occasion of the exhibitions of the National Museum of Iceland's Churches in temporary exhibition spaces, rev. Davíð Þór Jónsson, priest of Laugarneskirkja, teaches about the treasures and customs of the church and connects to the present in a fresh and interesting way.

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Þjóðbúningadagur í Safnahúsinu 10.3.2019 14:00 - 16:00 Safnahúsið við Hverfisgötu

Á þjóðbúningadeginum er almenningur hvattur til að draga fram þjóðbúninga af öllu tagi, klæðast þeim, sýna sig og sjá aðra. Um er að ræða kjörið tækifæri fyrir áhugasama að kynna sér íslenska þjóðbúninginn. Aðgangur er ókeypis fyrir þau sem mæta á þjóðbúningi og er fólk af erlendum uppruna sérstaklega hvatt til að mæta á þjóðbúningi síns heimalands.

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Through young eyes – acted guided tour for children, by children 7.4.2019 14:00 - 14:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.4.2019 14:00 - 14:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Young actors from the Secret Theater receive guests and stage scenes from the history of a nation. 

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Folklore monsters 9.4.2019 - 14.4.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Icelandic folklore describes encounters with a variety of strange creatures. Would you like to meet some of them? Graduate students from the Reykjavík Academy of Digital Entertainment at the Technical College have designed an on-screen entry gate into the habitats of a few mythical creatures. Do you dare to step through?

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MyndMál 25.4.2019 13:00 - 16:30 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Students of art and design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, together with students in creative writing at the University of Iceland present Artist´s books at the Culture House. The works are the product of workshops where the students unfolded the concept of the artist's book in practice and explored the interception between visuals and text. 

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I exorcise thee gout and colic away to flee, I dare thee, I subdue thee, kill thee, colic. 18.5.2019 15:00 - 15:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Gunnar Marel Hinriksson, a specialist at the National and University Library of Iceland, will give a guided tour through the exhibition Colic Leaf at the Culture House on the occasion of the International Museum Day. The Tour is in English and free of charge.

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Culture Night at the National Museum 24.8.2019 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Welcome to the National Museum on Culture Night. 

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Meet with Frodin at the Culture House 24.8.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The Culture House holds the exhibition Points of View – a journey through the visual world of Iceland. Families with children can find, on their way through the exhibition, places where you can play, touch and explore. These places are Frodin’s retreat.

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Culture Hunt - Birds inside and outside 24.8.2019 10:00 - 17:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.8.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

A culture hunt in the National Museum of Iceland and the Culture House at Hverfisgata with a visit to the Tjörnin pond. Available in Icelandic only.

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Culture Night at the Culture House 24.8.2019 10:00 - 19:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Welcome to the Culture House on Culture Night and enjoy various events for the whole family.  Open from 10:00 to 19:00. All are welcome.

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Artists give a guided tour of their photo exhibitions 24.8.2019 14:00 - 15:00 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The artists Agnieszka Sosnowska and Yrsa Roca Fannberg give a guided tour of their respective exhibitions in the Photo Gallery and Wall at the National Museum of Iceland. The tour starts with Yrsa at 2 pm and Agnieszka follows. Yrsa speaks in Icelandic and Agnieszka in English. All are welcome.

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Art Workshop – Strange Creatures and Monsters 24.8.2019 14:00 - 16:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The Culture House holds a variety of strange creatures and folklore characters that have inspired artists through the ages.

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Whittling through history 24.8.2019 14:30 - 16:30 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Would you like to learn to whittle some wood and read a tree? Ólafur Oddsson, an established whittler, teaches a safe way to wield the knife and starts you off with a fun whittling project. The teaching takes place in a grove outside the museum and starts at 2:30 pm.

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Carving and Whittling – A Short Guided Tour for Kids 24.8.2019 14:30 - 16:30 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In relation to a whittling course for kids on Culture Night, the National Museum offers a brief guided tour for kids and families on whittled and carved items on view in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

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Zwiedzanie z przewodnikiem 17.11.2019 15:00 - 15:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Z okazji polskiego Święta Niepodległości Islandzkie Muzeum Narodowe zaprasza wszystkich Polaków na zwiedzanie wystawy głównej z polskim przewodnikiem.

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Where is the Yule Cat? - Treasure Trail 1.12.2019 - 5.1.2020 10:00 - 17:00

The Yule Cat has sneaked into the National Museum, and is hiding in 10 places among the objects.

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Grýla, Leppalúði og Gói 8.12.2019 14:00 - 15:00 Þjóðminjasafnið á Suðurgötu

Sunnudaginn 8. desember klukkan 14 skemmta Grýla og Leppalúði gestum Þjóðminjasafnsins. Með þeim verður skemmtikrafturinn Gói.

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The Yule Lads 12.12.2019 - 24.12.2019 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. 

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Christmas in iceland

The Icelandic Yule 21.12.2019 12:00 - 13:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

An illustrated presentation in English reviewing the beliefs and traditions of Icelandic Christmas past and present, from pagan gods to practical joking Christmas Lads. National Museum of Iceland Desember 21, 12 pm

Presenter: Terry Gunnell. Head of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland

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Museum Night at National Museum of Iceland 7.2.2020 18:00 - 23:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland welcomes guest to Museum Night on February 7th 2020.  The National Museum and the Culture House are open from 18:00 - 23:00 and admission is free.

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Museum Night at the Culture House 7.2.2020 18:00 - 23:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Iceland welcomes guest to Museum Night at the Culture House.  The Culture House is open from 18.00-23.00 and admission is free during that time.

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Invasion of the present in the permanent exhibition 7.2.2020 18:00 - 23:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

On the occasion of Museum Night the present has made a fresh and surprising appearance amongst the artefacts of centuries past in the National Museum of Iceland's permanent exhibition; Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland. Let the visit to the National Museum take you by surprise! See the past in a new light! Free admission.

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Take your Picture in a Photo-Booth 7.2.2020 18:00 - 23:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The theme of Museum Night in the National Museum is the invasion of the present into the permanent exhibition. On that occasion a Photo-Booth is situated at the costume try-on. Try on some clothing in Viking style or traditional style and add odd accessories that skew the picture! Then send yourself the photo to your email address or phone.

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Co-operative Mind Mapping. Family workshop for curious minds 7.2.2020 19:00 - 22:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

Come play with making a hands-on mind map of words and objects, inspired by the current exhibitions in the Culture House; Points of View and 3-D Semantic Net of Icelandic Vocabulary.

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“Black sun, high flame” – Famine, pestilence and natural disaster 7.2.2020 20:00 - 20:30 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

This guided tour aims to present a discourse on the origins of the Icelanders and the impacts that trade and migration have made on human health and society across history in Iceland. Drawing upon scientific evidence, the connection between health and the environment, as well as Iceland's relationship with the world, will be illustrated using examples from the museum's permanent exhibition. The guided tour is in English and free of charge. 

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Guided Tour through Points of View 7.2.2020 21:00 - 21:30 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

A guided tour in English of the permanent exhibition at the Culture House; Points of View, a journey through the visual world of Iceland. The exhibition Points of View gives visitors the chance to delve into the collections of six different cultural institutions. Points of view is a unique journey through Iceland's visual legacy, offering an innovative guide to a nation's cultural history. 

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Covid-19 information 24.3.2020 - 13.4.2020 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 24.3.2020 - 13.4.2020 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Dear guests: The Icelandic government has announced a ban on gatherings of 20 people or more, starting Tuesday 24 March 2020. All museums will be closed for the duration of the ban. We look forward to see you when we open again.

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Guided Tour at the National Museum 18.4.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.4.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.5.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.5.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.5.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.6.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 11.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 18.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 19.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 25.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 26.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.7.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 19.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 26.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 30.8.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.9.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.9.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.9.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.9.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.9.2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.9.2020 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 Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am during the summer time. The guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge with museum admission.  

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Guided tour at the Culture House 27.6.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 30.6.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 4.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 7.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 11.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 14.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 18.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 21.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 25.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 28.7.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 1.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 4.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 8.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 11.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 15.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 18.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 22.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 25.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 29.8.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 1.9.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 5.9.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 8.9.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15 12.9.2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Points of View every Saturday and Tuesday at 2 pm. Free with the Museum ticket.

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