Family Room

The Family Room


The Family Room is for families, school groups, and other visitors to the Museum. It is an adaptable space that can be changed from a lounge to a classroom or a laboratory as required. 

The display cases and drawers in the Family Room contain objects from the National Museum collection. How were the objects used? What connects them, or distinguishes them? Do we know who they belonged to? For information on the objects, go to

At the inner end of the space is the Hillock, where visitors can make themselves comfortable, find something to read, and play games. The Hillock can serve as a Viking ship carrying the first settlers to Iceland, or a baðstofa, Icelanders‘ living accommodation in their turf houses, or a viewing platform with views of past and future. 

Museum Education

The National Museum organizes educational events and material for children and adults alike. Each visit to the museum is intended to be educational and fun for all.

Guided tours are on offer, but organized visits from schools make up the core of the educational work carried out at the museum. Preschools, elementary schools and secondary schools are offered varied educational programmes to suit their needs. Schools are given the option to borrow ‘Museum Boxes' containing artifacts and information on textile production, food customs, past times and games.