Lækjargata 4

Consumption – Reykjavík in the 20th century

The exhibition aims to show the huge and rapid changes that took place in consumption patterns in Reykjavík during the 20th century – to explore the factors that affected consumption, and how technical advances, government actions, wars, and events in Iceland and abroad influenced the daily life of the people of Reykjavík.

Árbæjarsafn - Neyzlan
Consumption – Reykjavík in the 20th century

The exhibition is presented in chronological order: at the top of the stairs, you will see material about the beginning of the twentieth century on your right, and the end of the century on your left. The exhibition explores the consumption patterns of each period through objects in the museum‘s collections, photographs, and texts. 

Open: 05.06. 2015



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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