May & September we're open 13-17 daily. June, July & August we're open daily 10-18. October throughout April we're open by appointment. Use our Siglufjordur trip builder app to visit Herring Era Museum on your trip to Siglufjordur, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Herring Era Museum reviews
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.... more »
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.... more »
Pretty fascinating if you love history and enjoy going to museums (which I do). I only give it 4 stars because it’s such a specific museum in a sense that I don’t want to encourage *everyone* to go. I think you really have to want to learn about Iceland’s past to enjoy this. But even if you just enjoy museums generally, I think you’d still find this interesting. Definitely not a quick stop if you do want to learn. Leave yourself an hour or more to explore.
I must admit I’m not usually a huge museum fan. But this was a really well done museum. Three buildings. Excellent displays, some old boats and machinery, and old photos. Provides excellent history of the area and the Herring industry which was vital to Iceland for much of the 20th century. Really impressed. Highly recommend it.
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