Cultural heritage museums and other museums
"Museums are public institutions with the purpose of gathering the records and documents of mankind, its history, environment and natural surroundings, and of acting as the steward for these items, performing research, disseminating information and exhibiting these items ..." Article 4 of the Museum Act
District Museums, Heritage Museums and Other Museums
The National Museum of Iceland is the centre for the preservation of Icelandic national heritage and the primary research collection of objects of culturally historic significance. The exhibitions at the National Museum of Iceland consist of a permanent collection and several special exhibitions, which change over time, as well as photography exhibitions.
Once a week the National Museum of Iceland charges no admission for the general public. Children under the age of 18 do not have to pay an admission fee, and discounts are available for seniors citizens, the disabled, students and groups.
There are numerous heritage museums, district museums and museums dedicated to special fields throughout the country. Members of the public are often required to pay an admission fee, but children under a certain age, groups, senior citizens and the disabled are generally offered a discount. Some museums offer free admission once a week. More information can be found on the museums' websites.