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Herring Era Museum

5/5
2 Reviews
Address: Snorragata 15, Siglufjordur 580, Iceland
Official website: http://www.sild.is
Phone: 354 467 1604

What people are saying:

This is the famous Herring Era Museum in Iceland. The town where it is located was once known as the "Herring Capital". Iceland is prosperous because of the herring economy. Nowadays, it has become a tourist attraction and it is worth a visit.

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  • PavoCristatus
    PavoCristatus
    Paris
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    A forgotten bit of History

    Herring is no small deal in European history. Also called the silver of the seas, herring with cod are most likely one of the sea commodities that hve shaped Europe. Afterall Amsterdam and Copenhagen ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605398420000+0800)/
  • European123
    European123
    Brussels, Belgium
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    Very interesting museum .

    This museum is a unique testimony to a very important period for Iceland’s economy. It shows the primitive working conditions and very basic living conditions of the migrant workers. Having worked in ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1598493926000+0800)/
  • BigSur707
    BigSur707
    London, United Kingdom
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    Well worth a visit

    One of the more interesting and extensive museums we visited in the WestFjords. Extensive collection and exhibits, spread across three different buildings. Very well laid out and comprehensive. Gav...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596446097000+0800)/
  • PabloBrussels
    PabloBrussels
    Brussels
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    Golden era of herring fishing

    The museums in town are covered by 1 ticket and well worth visit. The old buildings are restored and full of historical artefacts. The herring museum houses a fishing boat which one can go inside and ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596020457000+0800)/
  • Os211187
    Os211187
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    Good

    Kids had the best time here. 1,5 and 9 all had a blast pretending to be in the herring era time. Just awsome.

    Reviewed on /Date(1595581017000+0800)/

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