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The New Iceland Heritage Museum

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This museum is very interesting if you are of Icelandic descent or interested in their culture.

Excellent as they have many displays and their shop has a variety of art, jewellery, books. It's a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Laura M
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
Nice little museum

Reasonable entry fee. Not large but gives a nice profile of the "New Iceland" community along Lake... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Lisa E
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#108 - 94 1st Avenue, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1, Canada
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting museum dedicated to the original settlers from Iceland and the way this diaspora shaped the surrounding community. Much of the museum is replicas of vintage photographs, diary excerpts and historic documents. Small children may find this museum a challenge as there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Excellent as they have many displays and their shop has a variety of art, jewellery, books. It's a virtual trip to what is called Nja Island and the lives they lived when they arrived.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Reasonable entry fee. Not large but gives a nice profile of the "New Iceland" community along Lake Winnipeg.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I remember coming here 3 years ago and there was a lot more to see not impressed with the changes and definitely not worth the $15.00 family pass charge

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The story of the Icelandic people who first colonized this part of Manitoba is so very interesting. The trials they endured were many. Don't miss this chance to learn some very interesting history.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank touchup2017
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Volunteer very friendly! Enjoyed the Icelandic movie, unbelievable what the settlers went through! The exhibits were well done. Quaint little museum!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank T L
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli is a little bit off the beaten track, in what looks like a senior's centre, so in a modern building. That said, the contents are quite interesting. Start your visit with the short but effective movie that covers...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Short drive from Winnipeg. A nice side trip combined with lunch in Gimli, an afternoon at Winnipeg beach topped off with an ice cream at the local corner store. The museum goes into depth about why and how Icelandic people immigrated to Manitoba. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank laurawoolstona
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This museum gives one a good idea as to the life of the Icelanders in their early times here. It could be more comprehensive with more historical references and events.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank CdnMink
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Having been to Iceland 6 times, and somewhat familiar with the role many Icelanders have played in Manitoba this Museum is really fascinating!! The exhibits, like Iceland, are limited in number-- BUT NOT IN QUALITY!!! The presentation of the history is also very interesting. This...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mark D
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