Designed by the Danish architect Johannes Magdahl Nielse, the Culture House opened in 1909 to house the National Library and the National Archives of Iceland. Several other institutions occupied the space over the next century, and in 2013 it merged with the National Museum. A renovation completed in 2013 added a cafe and a museum shop, as well as a series of temporary exhibitions that reflect Iceland’s visual art history and cultural heritage.
Culture House (Tþjöðmenningarhúsið)
Hverfisgata 15, Iceland
Our Rating Neighborhood East of Ingólfsstræti ("Landsbòkasafn" is etched over the door) Hours Daily 10am–5pm May–Sept 15; Tues–Sun 10am–5pm Sept 16–April. Free guided tours in English Mon and Fri 3pm, group tours by request Phone 530-2210 Prices Admission 2,000kr adults; 1,000kr seniors/students; free for children under 18 Web site Culture House
MapHverfisgata 15 Iceland Reykjavik
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