18 May


International Museum Day

International Museum Day

To celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, many Icelandic museums are welcoming guests with special events or free admission.

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International Museum Day is celebrated annually on May 18.

International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18th each year. 2024's theme is Unlocking Knowledge: Museums for Education and Research

Museums are dynamic educational hubs that foster curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. In 2024, we will acknowledge their contribution to research, providing a platform for exploring and disseminating new ideas. From art and history to science and technology, museums are vital spaces where education and research converge to shape our understanding of the world.

For International Museum Day 2024, we want to invite people to rethink education and imagine a future where knowledge-sharing transcends barriers and innovation unites with tradition. On May 18, join us as we explore the wealth of knowledge museums have to offer and, together, build a more informed and inclusive world!

Here is a list of participating Icelandic museums with free entrance:

Árbær Open Air Museum

Byggðasafn Árnesinga (Árnessýsla Heritage Museum)

Garðskaga Museum

Byggðasafnið í Görðum (Akranes Folk Museum)

Byggðasafn Húnvetninga og Strandamanna

Byggðasafn Skagfirðinga (Glaumbær and Víðimýri Turf Church)

Byggðasafn Snæfellinga og Hnappdæla (Norwegian House)

Duus Museum - Art & Cultural Center of Reykjanesbæjar


Hönnunarsafn Íslands (Museum of Design & Applied Art)


Gljúfrasteinn (Halldór Laxness Museum)

Grasagarðurinn (Reykjavík Botanic Garden)

Landnámssýningin í Reykjavík (The Settlement Exhibition)

Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur (Reyk­javík Mu­seum of Pho­to­graphy)

Landlyst Museum Westman Islands

Listasafn Árnesinga (LÁ Art Museum Hveragerði)

Nýlistasafnið (The Living Art Museum, The Marshall House)

Safnahús Borgarfjarðar (Borganes Museum)

Safnahúsið á Húsavík (Húsavík Museum)

Sagnheimar Folk Museum Westman Islands

Sjóminjasafnið í Reykjavík (Reykjavík Maritime Museum)

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