Reykjavik City Museum programme during Winter School Break

27.02.2020 X

28 Feb - 2 March. Free admission for adults accompanying children.


Wind Chime Workshop

Saturday 29 February 13:00-15:00

On the occasion of a Winter School Break, Wind Chime workshop will be held at the Árbæjarsafn on Saturday 29 February at. 13:00-15:00. The Artist Anna Þóra Karlsdóttir will lead the workshop. The material will be provided and everyone is welcome. Note that on other days of the winter school break, children are welcome to do wind chimes on their own in the Museum house called "Líkn". Góa which has just started is the fifth and penultimate month of winter according to the old Icelandic calendar. In the olden days, it was customary to hang red wool in the window to sooth the gods in the hope of good weather. In this workshop, children can make a wool wind chime in this purpose. Free admission for adults accompanying children.


Costumes, Family Area & Treasure Hunt

Friday 28 February– Monday 2 March 09:00-18:00

Play is essential for children, whether they be modern children or those living a thousand years ago. One of their favourite games is dressing up in costumes and the best place for that is The Settlement Exhibition. Kids can dress up as Vikings, wear weapons and helmets. Our family and children's area offers a variety of fun games and toys based on those used during Iceland's age of settlement. And of course a treasure hunt through the exhibition. Free admission for adults accompanying children.


Picture Puzzle | "..." Valdimar Thorlacius

28 February– 2 March Fri 11:00-18:00, Weekend 13:00-17:00 & Monday 10:00-18:00

During the winter school break, a fun picture puzzle will be offered at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography through the main exhibition by Valdimar Thorlacius called „···“ . The exhibition is both a visual interpretation of Valdimar's experience of small towns, people, weather and the vastness of Iceland and a source of life in the village. In the museum library, children and their families can view old photographs on screens. There are for example many pictures of children on various occasions playing and working. It is fun to zoom in on the pictures and look at the details and ponder about the lives and circumstances of the children at different times. Free admission for adults accompanying children.


Fjölskylduþraut um grunnsýninguna Fiskur & fólk

Friday 28 February– Monday 2 March 10:00-17:00

An easy treasure hunt through the museum's permanent exhibition: Fish & folk. Ideal for families that want to do something fun together during the Winter School Break in Reykjavík 28th February - 2nd March. Free admission for adults accompanying children.

Underwater Yoga

Sunday 1 March 13:00 & 14:00

During School Break the Maritime Museum will dressed up like a blue and immersive ocean, where families can relax under soothing underwater sounds and relaxing gong sounds. Arnbjörg Kristín Konráðsdóttir will lead yoga and play on a Sedna gong named after a Nordic sea goddess. Its tone is C which is in harmony with the sound of the earth itself and is similar to sounds coming from outer space. The sounds help people relax and find inner peace. Mattresses will be on-site and everyone is welcome, large and small. Free admission for adults accompanying children.