Culture House, Reykjavik

Culture House, Reykjavik

The Culture House has always been considered as one of the most attractive buildings in the country. Built in 1906 – 1908 house the National Library and National Archives of Iceland, the building is also a historic monument of Reykjavik. The building was designed by Danish architect Johannes Magdahl Nielsen and built by Icelandic craftsmen. The building's cornerstone was laid on September 23rd 1906 and it can be seen under the front steps.

There are numerous exhibitions in the Centre, including national treasures and artifacts from the time of the Vikings. The Centre also holds a large exhibition of Icelandic films. Many of the Centre's temporary exhibitions display original artifacts and photographs.

Tip:
Free with your National Museum ticket or the Reykjavik City Card; there are free lockers.

Opening Hours: daily: 10am-5pm

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Culture House on Map

Sight Name: Culture House
Sight Location: Reykjavik, Iceland (See walking tours in Reykjavik)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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