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Borgarnes Museum

Bjarnarbraut 4, Borgarnes 310, Iceland
+354 430 7200
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I went to see the museum at 17:00 one day, not having in mind, that the exhibition was only open... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Friederike R
Fantastic museum, with great insight to local culture and history

All the exhibitions are fascinating and beautifully displayed. View exciting art exhibitions from... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
MichelleBird
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Bjarnarbraut 4, Borgarnes 310, Iceland
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"stuffed birds"
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"family photos"
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"settlement centre"
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I went to see the museum at 17:00 one day, not having in mind, that the exhibition was only open until 16:00, but an incredible friendly young male employee of the library let me in. So I had the exhibition all for myself. And if...More

Thank Friederike R
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

All the exhibitions are fascinating and beautifully displayed. View exciting art exhibitions from local artists, walk though a fun and educational photo exhibition "Children throughout the Century " and marvel the immense bird collection in "To Be a Bird". A must see in Borgarnes. I...More

Thank MichelleBird
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Very nice, you can both just wander about ore read about everything, -Amazing to see how the world in Iceland has changed over the last 100 years! The birds are also nice!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We skipped lunch with our group to take in this children’s museum and we were so glad we did! They weren’t even open yet but let us in to see the great photography of the children of Iceland throughout the decades. The model of living...More

1  Thank Shirley710
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A different concept for a museum...photo essay thru time of life in Iceland. Interesting but the "behind the scenes" displays did not have any relevance to the pictures so it seemed disjointed. It was a very small display for the cost. Go if you are...More

Thank revett2016
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

An enthusiastic welcome and an interesting look into Icelandic life. Amazing how similar they are to my old family photos (England). Birds and mirrors make a visually spectacular display.

1  Thank Jane J
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This museum has two parts, one about the how arrived the Vikings and other about the normal life. The price is so expensive only for seeing a montage that speaks about of the sagas of Vikings.

Thank JudTurku
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BorgarnesMuseum, Manager at Borgarnes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We would appreciate if the author could remove that comment from our profile as it has been listed at the wrong location, it is meant for The Settlement Center in Borgarnes Iceland, not the Borgarnes Museum. Best regards and thanks.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We really enjoyed the Borgarnes Museum. It takes you through a visual progression of the last 100 years in this little Icelandic town. It is amazing how many things have changed in all of our lives in that time ... and is a nice object...More

Thank TravelingStevie
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was stuck in Borgarnes for 6 hours waiting for a once-a-year storm to pass before I could continue on my drive. And I was rather glad that by chance I was forced to spend that time there as I got to visit the Settlement...More

1  Thank friggincanvy
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

So glad we popped into this museum/library before leaving Borgarnes. There was an exhibition of photos upstairs taken during 2016. A beautiful variety of scenes from the town and a good contrast to what followed. Downstairs there is a display of photos of Icelandic children...More

Thank Karen186424
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Spanketyshiloh
29 March 2018|
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Response from BorgarnesMuseum | Property representative |
Hello - that would be another place: More info: West Iceland Marketing office, Info@westiceland.is Phone: (+354) 437 2214
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