The Icelandic Punk Museum, Reykjavik

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Pönksafn Íslands / The Icelandic Punk Museum

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The Icelandic Punk Museum salutes the Icelandic punk and new wave scene that started in Iceland in 1978. This music scene is the fertile soil all the now famous Icelandic acts can be traced back to.

Open daily 10-22 / Weekends 12-22
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  • We visited here during Iceland Airwaves 2019. This former public toilet (they did a great job of cleaning it up) has been converted into a cool timeline of the Icelandic punk scene. The museum include...  more »
  • Brilliant little museum, loved trying on jackets, reading the info on the toilet walls, yes it is in an old public toilet (you won't find a better place for a punk museum than that) host Alfar (not su...  more »
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  • JUST GO. No more questions. OK I'm adding this part after reading some other reviews. Yes it's small and you can go through there quickly. But this museum symbolizes punk its underground, it's in a toilet and it is a stone's throw of the Parliament building, the man, government. You can't talk to a book about The Sex Pistols and I talk to the guy who is running the museum for a 1/2 hour and left enthused and invigorated about listening to old and new punk. There is a human element to this that is not found in a book
  • Buy a book about punk rock and learn more about the history of punk rock than from this claustrophobic so-called museum. A cute little distraction that throws in tidbits about a trend that brings nostalgia to a few rockers. Still, a slight, "why not" diversion to do because the owner obviously worked diligently to plaster the walls to pass on his love for punk, affording him the leisure to listen to punk music all day long.
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