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 6320


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Opening hours

Opening hours

Sept-May 13:00-17:00

June-August 10:00-17:00

daily guided tours at 13:00

Christmas & New Year

Closed 24-26 Dec and 31 Dec-1 Jan.

Guided tours on 24 and 26 Dec at 1 PM


Maundy Thursday 13:00-17:00

Good Friday - closed

Easter Sunday - closed

Easter Monday 13:00-17:00




2,050 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,260 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

7,100 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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