Tomorrow the National Museum of Iceland invites children, ages nine to 12, to join a guided tour around the museum. The journey begins at the trails of the settlers in the 9th century and leads though the nation’s 1,200-year history to modern times.
The National Museum has many funny objects, most of which have an interesting story to tell, a press release states.
Various questions will be answered during the tour, such as: why where the settlers often buried with their horses, why were the beds in the old turf farms so small and what did Iceland’s first flag look like?
The National Museum often offers guided tours for children of different age groups on Sunday. Tomorrow’s tour begins at 2 pm and takes approximately 45 minutes.
The National Museum of Iceland is currently collecting information on games that children have played since the beginning of the 21st century, along with toys and photographs. The collection will take place among fifth graders around the country.
The project is undertaken in cooperation with the Árnes Regional Museum, Reykjanes Regional Museum, Reykjavík City Museum, Museum of Medicine, East Iceland Museum, Akureyri Museum and the Folklore Center.
After the project is finished, its findings will be presented with exhibitions in the participating museums.