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Library of Water

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Stunning Experience

The Museum of Water is still in its stunning location. You must buy a ticket and get the entrance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
Sheer genius !!! See it to believe it.

So simple, yet so quirky and clever at the same time. Just columns of glass filled with water from... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Mumbai, India
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Bokhloedustigur 17, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Water is still in its stunning location. You must buy a ticket and get the entrance code at either the Volcano Museum or Norwegian House. You can buy one ticket for all three museums at a lower price for each individually. Seeing...More

Thank Y4CKsusang
Reviewed 14 August 2018

So simple, yet so quirky and clever at the same time. Just columns of glass filled with water from glaciers in different eras, all juxtaposed like liquid sculptures in an art-deco house. You have to see this to realize the genius of the creator, who...More

Thank arzanstudio
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Unlike the last reviewer mentioned the house of water is still open at the original location. Visitors purchase tickets at Norwegian house or Volcano museum and punch in a number to get entry to the house. Great exhibit and awesome views!

Thank jwendel
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

When we visited in July of 2018, we learned that the library has been moved to another building in town. The beautiful building on the hill is now a private home. We did not visit the new library.

1  Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We bought a multi-site pass to the Volcano Museum and the Water Library. Both were very interesting.

Thank schellhoya
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A must visit for those who know Roni Horn's work - approach with the mindset that this is a place of contemplation much like the Rothko Chapel. Allow your mind and metabolism to slow down and acclimate to the space: you are not at home;...More

1  Thank JAHNYC
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place is a thoughtful, beautiful space. Roni Horn is so talented and in this space you can take time to sit and take it all in.

1  Thank lepetiteedie
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This library is no ordinary library. It's contains water collection from 24 different glaciers exhibited in 24 columns of glass filled with water - created by artist Roni Horn. It's absolutely serine to experience and the building containing the collection is placed on the highest...More

2  Thank HronnKold
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I wasn't totally sure what to expect, but it's a place with columns of water from different glaciers and what not. Hence the name...library of water. There is literally nothing else interesting there. Skip it.

4  Thank Kyle G
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Difficult to describe, should definitely be experienced. This is the former library in Stykkisholmer, and now it's the setting for one of the more fascinating art installations I've ever seen, we had the place all to ourselves and it was a magical experience. Don't miss.

1  Thank msmarls
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