Private hire and dining.

The Árbær Open Air Museum offers the Museum Church, Dillonshús and Kornhús to private hire for various receptions and events.

For further information and booking:
Tel: +354 411 6308

The Museum Church

The Museum Church

The church in the Árbær Open Air Museum is of a type common throughout the country in the 19th century. It originated on the farm Silfrastaðir in Skagafjörður, where turf-built church was erected in 1842. In 1896 it was dismantled and a new church erected in its place. Timber from the old church was used to build an addition to the farmhouse, a living room/bedroom used until 1950. The addition was dismantled in 1959 and the timber moved to the Árbær Open Air Museum. The pulpit is from the old church at Silfrastaðir.

Consecrated in 1960, the museum church is popular for christenings and weddings and regular services are held there in summer and during Advent.

The museum church can be hired for ceremonies.
The church seats 40-50 people. Hire of Árbær Open Air Museum Church costs 15.000 ISK

For further information please send an e-mail to

Dillon´s House

Dillonshús – Dillon´s House

Dillonshús was built in 1835, on the corner of Túngata and Suðurgata. The house derives its name from the man who had it built, Arthur E.D. Dillon. Dillonshús was moved to the Árbær Open Air Museum in 1960. It houses the museum coffee-shop during the museum opening hours, and is also used for small social gatherings.

Dillonshús is available for hire with catering. 

For further information please send an e-mail to

The Granary

Kornhúsið – The Granary

The Granary was built around 1820 and belonged to the trading company Örum and Wulff of Vopnafjörður in eastern Iceland. The name of the house refers to the use the building was put to. The Granary was moved to Reykjavík in 1975.

The Granary is available for hire for meetings and conferences. The Granary can accommodate up to 50 people for meetings and conferences.
Hire of the Granary is 45.000 ISK

For further information please send an e-mail to

Dillon´s House


Kaffi 400.-

Gosdrykkir 300.-

Pönnukaka með sykri 350.-

Vaffla með sultu og rjóma 700.-

Pönnukaka með sultu og rjóma 550.-

Heitt súkkulaði með rjóma 500.-

Kjötsúpa 1700.-

Te 400.-

Sætur safi (Svali) 300.-

Kleinur 400.-

Flatkaka með hangikjöti og baunasalati 550.-

Dillons kaka 850.-



Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6320


For groups (10+) bookings please send a request to:


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 13:00


Maundy Thursday 13:00-17:00

Good Friday - closed

Easter Sunday - closed

Easter Monday 13:00-17:00




2,220 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission



Students with student card

1,370 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

7,770 ISK

City Card holders


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