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Reykjavik Maritime Museum


October 21st 2014

A heroic rescue remembered

On Saturday October 25th will be held a talk at Reykjavik City Museum – The Maritime Museum on the occation that 70 years have passed since the Canadian destroyer Skeena was wrecked off Viðey during the World War II. Einar Sigurðsson, the captain of Aðalbjörg ER 5, heroically conducted the rescue of Skeena‘s crew. Tragically 15 men drowned that night but 198 men were saved on a two hour rescue. Spoken language will be Icelandic.

August 19th 2014

Culture Night events

Lots of fun events on Culture night 23.08.14. Free entrance.

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Interesting exhibitions

Welcome to the Museum by the sea. In an authentic atmosphere the museum opens the exiting world of Icelandic fisheries and costal culture.  The Maritime Museum's exhibitions reveal the Icelandic maritime history throughout the ages.  The main exhibitions illustrate the development from rowing boats to modern trawlers as well as describing trading vessels and routes and the construction of Reykjavik Harbor.  Beside the main exhibitions, the museum offers various visiting exhibitions.

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Temporary exhibitions

At the museum there are various temporary exhibitions every year, all have that in common that they are connected to fishing and the ocean. The main exhibitions rooms for these exhibitions are Hornsilid, Verbudin and Betri stofan.

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Coast guard vessel Ódinn

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In an authentic atmosphere, the Museum opens the exiting world of Icelandic fisheries and costal culture

The Coast Guard Vessel Ódinn is an important part of the Maritime Museum as one of the main exhibition. Guided tours daily at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. 

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