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Fish & Folk - 150 years of fisheries | Permanent Exhibition

Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík

Sjóminjasafnið í Reykjavík
03, February 2023 - 30, December 2030 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 10.00am - 5.00pm

Website http://www.borgarsogusafn.is
General Admission See on official website

The exhibition, is about the history of the Icelandic fisheries, from the time when rowing boats gave way to large fishing vessels in the late 19th century, through to the 21st century. The story is told from the perspective of Iceland’s biggest fishing port, Reykjavík, and vibrantly presented through objects, text, pictures and games. The value of fish to the Icelandic nation cannot be overstated. Over the centuries fish has been a staple of the Icelandic diet, and one of the nation’s most important exports. The Fish & Folk exhibition is built around the central character of this history: the fish itself. The fish is followed from the ocean, into the net, on board the boat, onto dry land and to its final destination – the plate. Reykjavík Maritime Museum is part of Reykjavík City Museum.

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