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Culture House

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Address: Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 530 2210
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The exhibition Points of View at the Culture House takes guests on a...

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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Quirky museum

The Culture House has an eclectic array of displays. An impressive library and reading room, a variety of modern art and historical artifacts, and some just weird stuff.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Corina H
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Culture House has an eclectic array of displays. An impressive library and reading room, a variety of modern art and historical artifacts, and some just weird stuff.

Thank Corina H
Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i thought this was a great place to spend an hour or two. interesting exhibits put together well. nice gift shop and cafe.

Thank kathy m
Palo Alto, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in the history of Iceland, this is a nice museum. Take the time to read all the notes, there are many! $20 ticket gets you into the National Museum too.

Thank Paul A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an eclectic collection of interesting art. The museum was designed based on perspective rather than chronologically or genre. Well worth a visit and it's included with the City Card. We enjoyed the cafe as well.

Thank smushie
Sharon, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you visit here or the Natural Museum your entry fee applies to both, recent collaboration. Culture house was a fun mix of styles, interaction and collections. Really different and varied.

Thank hbednarsh
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a free ticket for this museum as we had previously visited the National Museum. An interesting building with some really quirky art displayed inside. I wouldn't go out of my way to go here, but if you have a free ticket and the time, have a look.

Thank expat326
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoy all museums and art and this place did not disappoint. My 20 year old daughter and I loved the old restored building as much as the art work. We took many pictures throughout the building including the triangle windows on the top floor that look out over the water. The themes of exhibitions try to connect the art... More 

Thank dance101
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A small museum including a combined ticket for the National Museum. Exhibit houses eclectic collection of art, traditional dress, photography, crafts. Nice for children. Cafe on site.

Thank CN33469
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited a few attractions while in Reykjavik and this is one of the better ones we went to. It has a lot of history, art and other various exhibits well worth looking at. It also has a cloak room so you can store your bags and coats if you want. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. There is... More 

Thank suekysusie
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice collection representing different aspects of cultural Iceland including art, manuscripts, plus current art forms/sculptures. Worth spending some time when near harbor area or browsing shops

Thank Warren K

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