Museums

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Museums

Akureyri - A Town of Museums

Take a nice walk through town and check out the variety of museums.
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Akureyri Art Museum

Akureyri Art Museum

The Museum opened its galleries on August 29th 1993 and is the oldest of those three establishments. For the past two decades it has been the flagship of the Art Canyon and has played a prominent role in the cultural life of Akureyri as the first institution outside Reykjavík to concentrate solely on visual arts.
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Akureyri Museum

Akureyri Museum

The aim of Akureyri Museum is the collection, preservation and study of objects and records relating to cultural history, especially such as may throw light upon the daily lives of people in the Eyjafjörður district and their industries.
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Akureyri Museum of Industry

Akureyri Museum of Industry

As the name suggests, this is a museum relating to industry in Akureyri during the past few centuries, with a special emphasis on branches of industry and companies involved in such activities.
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Davíð Stefánsson Memorial Museum

Davíð Stefánsson Memorial Museum

The relatives of the poet Davíð Stefánsson from Fagriskógur bequeathed to Akureyri Municipality the house at 6 Bjarkarstígur which the poet built and lived in until his death in 1964.
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District Archives

District Archives

The objective of the archives is the collection and preservation of documents and other recorded sources from the history of the district, for use by administration, organisations and individuals.
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Nonnahús - Jón Sveinsson Memorial Museum

Nonnahús - Jón Sveinsson Memorial Museum

The Nonni House was the childhood home of the writer and Jesuit priest Jón Sveinsson, who used the pen name Nonni. The house was built in 1850 and is today one of Akureyri´s oldest buildings.
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Old Toys on Display in Friðbjarnarhús

Old Toys on Display in Friðbjarnarhús

Friðbjarnarhús now houses an exhibition of 20th century toys, owned by Guðbjörg Ringsted. Among other things one can see dozens of dolls and toy cars. On the upper floor is the old meeting room of the Independent Order of Good Templars, which donated the house to the Municipal Council of Akureyri in 2009.
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Sigurhæðir; Matthías Jochumsson Memorial Museum

Sigurhæðir; Matthías Jochumsson Memorial Museum

The house Sigurhæðir accommodates the Memorial Foundation of the Reverend Matthías Jochumsson (1835-1920) who had the house built in 1903.
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The Aviation Museum

The Aviation Museum

At the Aviation Museum in Akureyri, founded on 1 May 1999 and formally opened 24 June 2000, the story of aviation in Iceland is traced right up to the present time.
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The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland

The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland

This new museum opened in May 2011, covers the history of motorcycles in Iceland the last 100 years. Motorcycles from all over, objects and artefacts relating to the history of motorcycles in Iceland in a stunning 800 square meter building, that was especially designed for the museum.
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The Municipal Library

The Municipal Library

The Municipal Library in Akureyri is one of Iceland´s largest libraries. The Municipal Library is situated in a beautiful newly renovated building at Brekkugata 17.
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