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Könnunarsögusafnið [The Exploration Museum]

[The Exploration Museum]
Contact name: Giuditta Gubbi
Address: Héðinsbraut 3, 640 Húsavík, Iceland
Telephone: +354 694 8668 / +354 463 3399
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Daily: 9.00-18.00
Year of foundation: 2014
Activities: April 2015: Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Telescope with the unveiling of an unreleased image, assigned to the museum by ESA/Hubble. July 2015: Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Astronaut training in Iceland – guests: Apollo Astronauts Harrison Schmitt, Walter Cunningham, Rusty Schweickart. Regular projects with local schools
Collections: Highlights of the exhibits: Vilborg Gissurardottir’s South Pole expedition jacket; Ari Trausti Gudmundsson’s North Pole expedition jacket and certificate; Charcot’s Pourquoi-pas? boat model; display of pictures of the early 20th century polar explorers; Moon rock from Apollo 17; collection of photos of the Apollo astronauts training in Iceland; items used by the Apollo astronauts during their training and stay in Iceland; a photo of Neil Armstrong with his original signature, given to the museum by his two sons Mark and Rick Armstrong; original Apollo 11 crew patch from Neil Armstrong's personal collection, given to the museum by his two sons Mark and Rick Armstrong; original Mercator’s Map of Iceland, 1569; small collection of original 18th and 19th centuries maps; reproduction of Viking weapons; handmade reproduction of Viking navigation tools; collection of original portraits of the most important Viking explorers by painter Arturas Slapsys; original series of paintings of Husavik Viking settler Nattfari, by painter Kristinn G. Johansson

Member of NASA Museum Alliance.

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Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands [Icelandic Institute of Natural History]

[Icelandic Institute of Natural History]
Contact name: Anna Sveinsdóttir
Address: Gardabaer: Urridaholtsstraeti 6-8, 210 Gardabaer, Iceland Akureyri: Borgum vid Nordurslod, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
Telephone: +354-590-0500
Fax: +354-590-0595
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Office hours: 9.00-16.00
Year of foundation: 1889. [Maintained by the Iceland Natural History Society between 1889 and 1946. Taken over by the State in 1947.]
Publications: Acta Botanica Islandica (1972-)Acta Naturalia Islandica (1946-91); Bliki (1983-); Fjölrit (1985-)

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Thjodminjasafn Islands [National Museum of Iceland]

[National Museum of Iceland]
Address: Sudurgata 41, PO Box 1439, IS-101 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-552-8888
Fax: +354-552-8967
Year of foundation: 1863
Publications: Arbok hins Islenzka Fornleifafelags (1880-)

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