The Culture House, Reykjavik

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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  • Ticket to the National Museum includes the Culture House and well worth crossing town for. Sited in a beautiful building originally a library, the displays are viewed from top floor downwards. All...  more »
  • We came back in order to fully enjoy the exhibits. They advise you to start from the top of the building and work down, which is a good strategy, but I spent most of my time and attention on the...  more »
  • This is a beautiful and organize museum. You start from the top down. So much to see and learn. The library/reading area is unique, you can actually sit down and read a book. The ticket gets you a...  more »
  • Small but full of treasures. Plan to spend an hour at least, as there are some books to peruse. The layout makes the inside seem bigger than you think, there are many books and crannies. You experience a comprehensive overview of Icelandic art, geography, natural history, and culture. My favorite part was the ground floor with its display of rare medieval manuscripts.
  • Small and rather unexciting. I think one should spend more time outdoors in Iceland than in the museums. If you want art, go to Paris!
  • The Culture House is great as you can truly be intimate an connect with special Icelandic treasures. It wasn't crowded at all when I went either. I'm not sure if this will apply to you but when you visit The Culture House they also give you additional admission to the National Museum of Iceland if I'm not wrong.
  • Perfect blend of history, culture and art. Very accommodating to the non-Icelandic speaker.
  • Got free admission to this place after visited National Museum of Iceland. In my opinion this exhibition has more things to see compare to National Museum, which focuses more on Christianity & churches history, & consisted of only 2 floors. Exhibits here are more varied, consisting of religious art, ancient books (dates back to 14th century), Viking arts, wood carvings, old paintings, and a huge portion on Icelandic life in the 18th & 19th centuries. The building itself is already a beaut on its own - with marble floor on the lower floors & wooden floors on the upper floors. Staff here are friendly too & doesn't really bother you as long as you do what a tourist should do.

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