A modern family oriented museum with exciting exhibitions mostly focusing on local history.  The museum is in the oldest part of town in the beautiful museum garden with a wonderful 19th century church next to the museum Nonni’s house. Three to four exhibitions on display and friendly staff eager to answer your questions. Among our exhibitions are:

Akureyri- the town by the bay which depicts the history of the town with unique artefacts relating to everyday life from the 19th century to the present day.

Centenary of Scouts in Akureyri.  Celebrating the scout movement in Akureyri.  

Land Ahoy! – Antique maps of Iceland 1547-1808 – Schulte Collection. Exquisite maps that reveal how the image of the island evolved. Don’t miss the interactive cartographer’s room or the sea monsters. – annual exhibition March-October

The Christmas exhibition Focusing on local Christmas traditions and the 89 Yule lads. Take a look inside their amazing mountain.  – annual exhibition November-January

Other exhibitions advertised on our website

Summer May-1. October

Open daily 10-17.

Winter 2. October- April open daily 13-16.

24-hour museum pass available to 4 museums