New display and street festival in Aðalstræti

04.05.2022 X

On May 7, Reykjavík City Museum will open a new exhibition in Aðalstræti 10. A fun street theatre and festival will be held on that occasion, starting at 13:00. All welcome and free admission!


The festival will start with a street theatre at 13:10, repeated at 14:30. The Vikings from Rimmugýgur will show martial arts, and women from the Icelandic Handicraft Association will walk around the area in beautiful national costumes. The Vintage Car Association members will park their luxurious cars, and dancers will show Lindy hop. There will also be an opportunity to relax in summer chairs at Ingólfs square.

Aðalstræti ...and the story continues.

This new display is a direct continuation of The Settlement Exhibition, representing Reykjavík's history from settlement to the present day. The parts of the city's history which shed light on the resident's daily life and the Zeitgeist throughout the centuries are brought into focus. The display approach is to reach all guests in the best way possible.

With this new display, the importance of Aðalstræti as the centre of Reykjavík's history is furthermore emphasised. The Reykjavík City Museum will be in the foreground in the heart of the old city centre and surroundings. All this is a significant lever of the oldest street of Reykjavík and a milestone in the city's cultural life.

The Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson, opens the exhibition and the street festival at 13:00.
Everyone is welcome to the opening of the Reykjavík City Museum in Aðalstræti and a vibrant street festival. Admission is free.