Technical Museum of East Iceland

 

How to get there

The museum is situated on the south shore of Seyðisfjörður town about 800 metres from the town centre and about 500 metres from the ferry port where the continental ferry Norröna docks.  If you arrive via the mountain road you cross the first bridge on the right side and travel about 1 km along the shore road, 

Prices and opening hours

Summer: (1.júní - 15.september)  workdays 11am-5pm
Winter: by arrangement

Adults  (age 18-66)      kr.1000.-
Groups (10+) person     kr. 800.-
Children (age 0-17)            free
Sen.citizens (age 67+)
kr.  800.-
Disabled                            free
Technical Museum og East iceland
            Hafnargata 44        
     710 Seyðisfjörður 


símar: 472 1696 / 861 7764
tekmus@tekmus.is
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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Accessibility

     People with impaired mobility will not easily have access to all of our exhibitions. But, a large part of our permanent exhibitions are on ground floor an can be traversed in wheelchairs.  This area is accessible directly from the main entrance.  None of the musuem buildings were originally designed to be accessible to all and  therefore present challenges in providing easy and independent access.  The museum policy is to serve all and plans for accessibility to all areas of the museum, including staff areas as well as public ones, were presented as far back as 2009.  Even though we have made a number of changes to implement progress in this direction, we are as yet economically unable to finish the project.  This we must do to fullfill our obligations to obtain basic human rights as stated in The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights "Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country." ( 21b)  We strive to reach the goal af offering premises compatible with independence for disabled people.  On our way to this goal we hope that we are not being rude when mentioning that our staff is willing to assist in any way possible.

     The museum is located in a historical neighborhood that has served an important role in the vast modernization of icelandic society during the decades around 1900.  There are six houses in the museum area.  Four are built between 1880 and 1907 and the other two 1967 and 1986.  None of thes houses were designed with regard to access for all. 


 
 
 
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