Technical Museum of East Iceland and Seyðisfjörður local history heritage museum


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.

Old mechanical shop - local heritage
A young blacksmith student working with history
Live music on the museum pier
Dancing on the pier

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.
Iceland´s first telegraph station

Phone:+354 4721696
GSM:+354 8617764

The Museum is a non-profit organization.  Our costs are mostly paid by public funds and donations from the general public.  We are grateful for any support given.
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