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Culture House

Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2210
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Curious concept, but ultimately brilliant

This is a bit of a strange place, actually, and just off the beaten track from the centre of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
A Bit of a Let Down After the National Museum

If you visit the National Museum you also get a ticket for the Culture House so we stopped in while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochester, NY
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The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland's visual art history and cultural heritage. Artists with different backgrounds and living conditions have expressed similar ideas at all times. There are seven points of view to be found in as many wings of the Culture House, connecting what you'll see, independent from the medium or time.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of a strange place, actually, and just off the beaten track from the centre of Reykjavik. You get a free ticket if you visit the National Museum of Iceland. as everywhere else, the staff are very welcoming, and it is clearly...More

Thank Hithere82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit the National Museum you also get a ticket for the Culture House so we stopped in while touring the city. While the house itself is interesting the displays felt random and disjointed with no real connections to each other except they are...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a beautiful four story building, The Culture House is true to its mission, featuring a variety of art from eras dating back to Iceland's early days of settlement. Note that admission is free if you've already visited the National Museum.

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every tourist should go here... Iceland has an incredible lineage of artists and storytellers. You like Game of Thrones? Lord of the Rings? Well many of the stories and creatures were taken from Icelandic fairytales and sagas. I loved the room about dreams and myths....More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our last day in Reykjavik and were pleasantly surprised. A wonderful, quirky Old building with a magnificent reading room and very well-done exhibit about Icelandic history and culture. From medieval manuscripts to traditional handicrafts and contemporary art, this was like a...More

Thank Debannes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be perfectly honest, I thought the Reykjavik Art Museum would be more like what I saw at the Culture House, a microcosm of Icelandic visual art that would give me a sense of the country's culture and history. Granted it's more of a boutique...More

1  Thank Ed_Uyeshima
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum that is a collaboration between the National Museum and others in Reykjavik with selected pieces from each. If you pay admission you can get free admission to the National Museum on the same day. They had a very interesting selection...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop after picking up a Reykjavik City Card which gives adults free admission (kids are already free). There are delightful displays of artworks and artifacts housed in what was once the national library. It took about an hour to explore everything...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was unknown to us but we visited because we were given free tickets at the national Museum. It is an old building which needs some navigating. Mainly exhibits literary artefacts.

Thank M V
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This small museum has a variety of exhibits, each going into its particular topic in some depth. Collectively, they provided us a sense of Iceland's history and culture that we didn't gain at other museums or locations.

Thank TWalls_11
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