Hafnarfjörður Museum is a museum of cultural artefacts and photographs of Hafnarfjörður town. Its objective is to collect, document, preserve, protect and study objects and artefacts of the region‘s cultural history and present them to the public. The cultural area represented in Hafnarfjörður Museum is the town of Hafnarfjörður and the surrounding region.

Gíslabúð

Theme exhibiton

The exhibition “Kaupmaðurinn á horninu” shows the history and developments that began in retail operations in Hafnarfjörður in the 1920s with the establishment of small neighbourhood grocery stores all over Hafnarfjörður. Prior to these developments, almost all retail operations in the town had been in the hands of a very small number of entities. As the 1920s progressed however, this changed dramatically in Hafnarfjörður. Numerous new stores were opened, specialisations became more marked and the number of stores increased. These included a number of speciality stores which led to an increase of services to Hafnarfjörður residents. The exhibition is intended to shine a light on the history of the kaupmaðurinn á horninu in Hafnarfjörður during the 20th century until such time as this form of retail operations began to dwindle in the latter part of the century.

  • Every day this summer 11:00-17:00
  • Free admission
Pakkhúsið

Pakkhúsið

There are usually three exhibitions running concurrently at Pakkhúsið, a permanent exhibition on the history of Hafnarfjörður, an exhibition of…

  • Weekends 11:00 – 17:00
  • Vesturgata 6
Sívertsens-húsið

Sívertsens-húsið

Sívertsen’s House is the oldest house in Hafnarfjörður, built in 1803-1805 by Bjarni Sívertsen.

  • Weekends 11:00 - 17:00
  • Vesturgata 6
Bookless Bungalow

Bookless Bungalow

The Bookless Bungalow was built in 1918. It was the residence of Harry and Douglas Bookless, Scottish brothers

  • Closed over the winter time.
  • Vesturgata 32
Siggubær

Siggubær

The seaman Erlendur Marteinsson built Sigga’s house in 1902. His daughter, Sigríður (Sigga) Erlendsdóttir, was 10 years old when she…

  • Closed over the winter time.
  • Kirkjuvegur 10
Beggubúð

Beggubúð

Beggubúð is the location of the Museum of Commerce, part of Hafnarfjördur Museum. The building was constructed in 1906 on…

  • Open in summer
  • Vesturgata 6
Gúttó

Gúttó

When the Good Templars Hall was built in 1886 it was considered to be a very large building – it…

  • Contact us
  • Suðurgata 7
Strandstígur

Strandstígur

This path around the harbour passes one of Hafnarfjördur Museum’s exhibition centres. The centre houses collections of photographs depicting the…

  • Always open
  • Strandstígur