Welcome to the Technical Museum of East Iceland
The museum´s main
focus is on the influx of modern times around 1880 to 1950. Technical innovations
in areas such as mechanics, electricity, communications, telephony, commerce and
architecture are interlaced with changes in lifestyle and milieu. We also serve as a museum for Seyðisfjörður local heritage. Exhibitions
are animate and seek to recreate the atmosphere of the times they portray. The
museum surroundings are an open air recreation area, outstanding for taking walks and enjoying
each others company. We support a family-friendly policy and work progressively
on producing informative settings as well as constructive and worthwhile entertainment
for guests of all ages. Prices, opening hours and location.
BLACKSMITH FESTIVAL 2013
Our seventh annual BLACKSMITH FESTIVAL will be held in Seyðisfjörður 26th -28th July 2013. The festival is a meeting place for professionals as well as the general public where people of all ages and all walks of life have a good time. Music, dancing and dining are part of the event as well as lively exhibitions and education. As usual we will offer a number of courses including elementary blacksmithing, knife-making, whittling, metalcasting and advanced blacksmith work. Live concerts and the Saturday evening dance on the pier are all free for everybody and all age groups, while courses and dining are moderately priced. more...
The Old Telegraph Station
The Old Telegraph Station, also called "Wathne's House" was built in 1894 as a private home for Norwegian entrépreneur Otto Wathne. In conjunction with the laying of the first submarine telegraph cable between Iceland and the continent in 1906 it became the first telegraph station in this country. The first cross-country telephone line was carried by 14,000 telephone poles from Seydisfjordur to the capitol, Reykjavík. The opening of the landline 29. september 1906 marks the birthdate of Icelandic telecom. In 1973 the Government donated the house to the town of Seydisfjordur to shelter a museum. The museum has exhibitions on the upper floor and in the cellar.