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The Culture House


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The farm of Grenjadarstadur dates back to Iceland’s settlement over a thousand years ago. For a long time it was one of the area’s chief farms and became the site of a church, parsonage and post office. With a floor area of about 775 m2, the picturesque turf house that currently exists was one of Iceland’s lagest. Its oldest part is from 1865, and people continued to live in it until 1949. The house was opened in 1958 as a local heritage museum, displaying over a thousand donated items. To wander through and imagine how life once was will provide a unique experience for any age group. This summer there will be an exhibition about the post office that used to be operated there, while the service building will show how the turf buildings gradually evolved. As well as free coffee and tea, facilities are provided for eating your own food.