Herring Era Museum

Local nameSíldarminjasafnið
LocationSiglufjörður, Iceland

The Herring Era Museum is located in Siglufjörður, Iceland. It is Iceland‘s largest maritime museum and the only Icelandic museum who has won the European Museum Award. The museum officially opened in 1994 in Róaldsbrakki, an old salting station which had been left abandoned after the collapse of the herring stock in 1969. Additionally two more buildings have been built for the museums exhibitions since then. Also, the museum owns the Old Slipway down by the harbour. Siglufjörður used to be the center of the herring fisheries in Iceland, and the herring played a very large role in the nations economy and industry, providing as much as 44% of the nations export income during some years.

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Opening hours

Jun - Aug: 10 am - 6 pm
May, Sep: 1 pm - 5 pm

Note: At winter open by appointment.


Adults: 1.500 ISK
Seniors, Youth (under 20): 800 ISK
Children (under 16): free

The entrance ticket is valid for all three museum buildings, as well as The Folk Music Center.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Herring_Era_Museum

Official Website http://www.sild.is/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Herring-Era-Museum-S%25C3%25ADldarminjasafn-%25C3%258Dslands-86233392067/

Email safn@sild.is

Phone +354 467 1604

Address Snorragata 15, 580 Siglufjörður, Iceland

Coordinates 66°8'51.015" N -18°54'48.566" E

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