The exhibitions in the museum are specially designed to inspire and excite kids as well as adults.
Children Throughout a Century
In 2007, on the hundred year anniversary of a law securing all children the right to attend school, an exhibition chronicling the 20th century through the eyes of children was opened at the Borgarnes museum. The exhibition is specially designed to capture the attention of children and is dedicated to showing rather than telling the audience what childhood in Iceland was like in a century of turmoil and change. Make sure you don’t miss the jewel of the exhibition, an old baðstofa (living room from a traditional turfhouse) taken down in the 50s and rebuilt inside the museum.
Oh, To Be a Bird
The bird life in Iceland is one of the many reasons people want to visit our tiny island. Due to the unspoiled wilderness and a lack of natural predators, Iceland has a vast array of bird species, some migratory and others spending all their days by the Icelandic shores or mountains. The natural museum of Borgarnes has specimens of over 116 species of birds, including some that are considered very rare outside of Iceland. It’s one of the few places in Iceland where you can see a white-tailed eagle.