Talkin’ ‘bout Our Generation
This exhibition, which focuses on the daily lives of young people studying in high school, is based upon interviews with people aged 18 to 22. The objective was to gain insight into the lives of these young people in the amorphous borderland between adolescence and adulthood.
An exhibition on house painting
An exhibition on house painting was opened in the summar 2012. The exhibition gives information about the devolpment and skill relating to house painting in the 19th and early 20th century Iceland.
Don’t Touch the Ground’
‘Ekki Snerta Jörðina’ or ‘Don’t Touch the Ground’ is a interactive exhibition dedicated to children’s games in 2012. The research for the exhibition aimed to collectsmodern objects and to document contemporary life for future exhibitions.
The Common raven in Icelandic Society
In the summer 2012 there was a exhibition about the raven in Icelandic Soceity. The exhibition was the graduation project of Gerður Guðmundsdóttir from the University of Iceland.
The new Enterprises
This exhibition marks the 300th anniversary of the birth Skúli Magnússon who has been nicknamed the Father of Reykjavik. This exhibition is housed in the Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti in Central Reykjavik,
Pans, vest and shoes
Exhibition about home made clothes. This exhibition was for the summer 2011 only.
Reykjavík during WWII
On 10 May 1940, Iceland was occupied by British troops. A little over a year later, the British presence was replaced by the US military. The wartime occupation had a huge impact on Icelandic society, not least in Reykjavík.
The story of a church that became a sportshall
The story of Landakot is told in a new exhibition. The house was built in 1897 as the first catholic church since reformation. In 1930 it became a sportshall and remained as such until recently when it was relocated to the musuem.
Come and play
Árbær museum opened a new exhibition focusing on childrens culture, toys and games in june 2008. The exhibition is housed in former church and sports hall Landakot. The exhibition is interactive and is suitible for all age groups.
Wool processing exhibition
This exhibition focuses on wool processing as it was carried out in Iceland for centuries. On display are cards for carding wool, spinning wheel and a loom
Minjasafn Reykjavíkur hefur í samvinnu við Þjóðbúningaráð sett upp sýningu á íslenskum þjóðbúningum kvenna . Sýningin, sem opnaði í júní 2010, er í safnahúsinu Líkn sem er við torgið á Árbæjarsafni.
Á sýningunni er meðal annars hægt að fræðast um heiti á einstaka búningahlutum og sjá myndir af mismunandi búningum . Þar er einnig sýndur faldbúningur, skautbúningur, kyrtil, peysuföt ásamt 19.- og 20 aldara upphlutum.
Building Techniques in Reykjavik 1840-1940
The exhibition focuses on architecture and building techniques in Reykjavik from 1840-1940.
Christmas is Coming
The Christmas Exhibition at Arbaer Museum has been very popular in recent years, and become an established feature of the festive season in Reykjavík.
Memories of a House
On the top floor of Líkn there is an exhibition of collection of furniture’s that came from a house in Central Reykjavik.
Living and playing
The carpenter Helgi Jonsson built the house by Thingholtsstraeti 9 in 1846 and lived there with his family. His sons Jonas and Helgi took an active part in the music scene in Reykjavik and founded for example The Harp choir and The trumpet association of Reykjavik.
History of Reykjavik - from farm to city
This exhibition on the history of Reykjavik was opened in the year 2000. The aim is to show the principal features of the community's development from the settlement in the 9th century to present time.
Exhibitions at Arbaer Museum
There are many exhibitions and events held at the Museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavik´s history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more.
Car Repair Shop
The exhibition is a joint adventure by the Reykjavik City Museum and two Icelandic automobile artisan association. The exhibition was opened in the year 2000. The exhibition focuses on the main articles of car repair, painting and making.
Arts and crafts at Arbaer Museum
The “general store”in Laekjargata 4 includes an arts corner, where works of Icelandic arts and crafts are exhibited.