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.
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