New display and street festival in Aðalstræti Saturday May 7 from 13:00 - 16:00

New display and street festival

Reykjavik, Iceland – 04.05.2022 – On May 7, Reykjavík City Museum will open a new exhibition in Aðalstræti 10. A fun street theatre and festival will be held on this occasion, starting at 13:00 – 16:00.

This new display is a direct continuation of The Settlement Exhibition, representing Reykjavík’s history from settlement to the present day. The parts of the city’s history, which shed a light on the residents’ daily life and the Zeitgeist throughout the centuries, are brought in focus. The approach of the display is to reach all users of the museum as the best way possible.

With this new display, the importance of Aðalstræti as the centre of Reykjavík‘s history is further emphasised. The Reykjavík City Museum will be in the foreground in the heart of the old city centre and surroundings. All this is a great lever of the oldest street of Reykjavík and a milestone in the city‘s cultural life.

The Mayor of Reykjavík, Dagur B. Eggertsson opens the exhibition and the street festival at 13:00.

The festival will start with a street theatre at 13:10, which will be repeated at 14:30. The Vikings from Rimmugýgur will show martial arts, and women from the Icelandic Handicraft Association will walk around the area in beautiful national costumes. Vintage Car Association members will park their luxurious cars, and dancers will show Lindy hop. There will also be an opportunity to relax in summer chairs at Ingólfs square.

All welcome to the opening of the Reykjavík City Museum in Aðalstræti and a vibrant street festival. Admission is free.

Best regards,

Guðrún Helga Stefánsdóttir

Marketing  & Public Relations Manager

+354- 411-6343 / 899-6077