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Aðalstræti 10


Aðalstræti 10 is a museum and an exhibition space. It is part of Reykjavík City Museum – one museum in five unique places. Current exhibitions are:

Reykjavík 1918

In 2018, Iceland celebrates 100 years as a free and sovereign state. The Exhibition Reykjavík 1918 is a cooperative project of the National Museum of Iceland and the Reykjavík City Museum in celebration of this anniversary. “Against this dramatic backdrop, it seems hardly credible that people should have gone about their daily lives in 1918; one would have thought they were too busy coping with the fallout from events to have time for love, work, daydreams or suffering. But just as we get on with our lives today in spite of the news breaking around us, so the citizens of Reykjavík pursued their daily round in the small but rapidly growing Icelandic capital, as witnessed by the photographs in this exhibition.”-  Sjón - the author of the texts in the exhibition.

A Town of Turf Houses

The exhibition focuses on turf houses in Reykjavík from the beginning of the settlement until early 1900. Aðalstræti 10 is part of Reykjavík City Museum - one museum in five unique places. Curator: Hjörleifur Stefánsson, architect.

 Admission is also valid to The Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti 16. City Card holders get free admission.

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