The Granary 17.05.2015 to 10.02.2019

Between the lines - How stay-at-home women earned a living 1900-1970

Sýningin Hjáverkin fjallar um hvernig konur hafa aflað tekna í hjáverkum samhliða skyldustörfum til að sjá sér og sínum farborða.


Women‘s contribution to society has long been underestimated and belittled. Over the centuries women have taken primary responsibility for the home and children; they have provided clothing and food, cared for the sick and elderly. The services and goods provided by women in the home have been unpaid, and hence they have not featured in economic statistics. This exhibition examines the world of women, and how they managed to earn an income as a “sideline“ to their work as housewives and mothers, in order to support themselves and their families. The ways that they did so reflect their ingenuity, resourcefulness, expertise, and skills.



Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6304


Opening hours

Opening hours

Sept-May 13:00-17:00

June-August 10:00-17:00

Guided tours daily all year round at 13:00.

Included in admission, no need to pre-book.

Christmas & New Year

24 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 31 Dec only guided tour 13:00, 1 Jan closed.

Guided tours in English for groups (10+) are available throughout the year by appointment.





1,740 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,120 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

6,500 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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