The Folk Museum in Vestmannaeyjar is a new museum built on old traditions. In addition to the many artifacts housed there, today’s technology gives the history and culture a new dimension. While the adults are learning about the stories of fishing, cliff hunting, the Eldfell eruption of 1973, and the Algerian pirate raid of 1627, the children can dress themselves in pirate costumes and search for hidden treasure in the pirate cave. Displays and exhibits showing the deep connection with the Mormons, the colorful sports history of the island, the reconstructed fishing shack from yesteryear or a “Festival” tent where islanders entertain during the annual “Festival” can also be investigated.
The Museum was redesigned with the fact in mind to make the museum interactive and modern.
The museum holds several permanent exhibits though there are always smaller temporary exhibits and various events and special affairs that are advertised when the occasion arises.
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Folk Museum Details
- Summer (May 12-Sept.15) open every day: 11:00am – 5:00pm
- Winter (Sept.16-May 11) open Saturdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
- During the winter, other opening hours can be arranged for groups
- 1000 ISK for 18 yrs and older.
- Free under 18 yrs.
- Seniors: 750 ISK
- Groups of 10 or more: 750 ISK per person.
Included in Price
Entrance to the Folk Museum in Vestmannaeyjar