Around the World: Open Air Museum

Reykjavik, Iceland

The Reykjavik Open Air Museum is perfect for anyone looking to experience the traditional days of Iceland. With over 20 buildings, this living museum offers an interactive exposure to history. Since 1957, the local historical society has strived to keep alive the “old Reykjavik.” Around that time, concern grew that the city of Reykjavik was losing its customs. Many artifacts, including whole buildings, were collected and moved to what is now the Open Air Museum.

The museum has numerous special exhibitions and presentations. Many of these exhibitions highlight specific periods of Iceland’s history and aspects of culture from toys to painted houses.

Costumed presenters bring history to life as they demonstrate homesteading activities and explain traditional farming practices.

For more information, visit the museum’s website here:

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