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Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavikur)

Neighbourhood: Háaleiti
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Address: Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 590 1200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located in the former warehouses of the Port of Reykjavik, this museum...

Located in the former warehouses of the Port of Reykjavik, this museum features exhibitions from the Erró Collection, as well as from general collections.

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Modern art

Breezed through here on the Northern Lights 5K Run so I didn't get a close look at anything but it looked pretty interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Killingworth, CT
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Killingworth, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breezed through here on the Northern Lights 5K Run so I didn't get a close look at anything but it looked pretty interesting.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calls itself a Museum, but there is nothing here that even comes close to being called a museum piece. Museum infers artefacts of historical significance. All there is here is modern art video installations and would be hard pushed to be described as a gallery, but certainly not a museum. Awful misrepresentation of the truth. Not worth a tenth of... More 

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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in here as the final visit during the festival of lights making entry free. A lot of people in here but very disappointing in every area. Too modern for my tastes and my wife is an artist.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected art as the name says, not modern pretentious rubbish. The only thing that was moved was my eyebrow, I walked around here and thought 'really'.... plus expensive to get in. They should let it be known it is a modern art museum where you can look at an upside down bowler hat or hammer a nail into a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given half price tickets as they were setting up a new exhibition. We walked in without planning but next time I may check for a city pass or other deal as tickets were pricey. Free admission for my daughter under 18. There was a wonderful exhibition by Erro and another by Yoko Ono. Cafe had limited food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to wander past and popped in - was a Yoko Ono exhibition on which was brilliant. Nice wee cafe and shop. Photography museum is worth a look across the road - enter via the library and go in the lift to the top floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, stepping inside was primarily to escape cold, rainy weather. It's at a very handy location in the city center, and no entrance fee. We were taken by a very powerful exhibition by Icelandic artist Erro (accent on o), titled "War & Peace", basically very anti-war statements. Very large canvases, images almost cartoon in nature, with depictions of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These museums are, technically, a few of the sights to see in Reykjavik. There are three museums and I visited the Hafnarhus and Kjarvalsstadir. They were okay - not really great - simply okay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this museum to see the work of contemporary Icelandic artists. It is a welcoming space that accommodates young visitors. It is close to the excellent i8 gallery, another good place to catch contemporary art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool converted building with interesting exhibition spaces. Works by Erro and Yoko Ono were on display when I was there. Very enjoyable visit.

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