Special Collections

The store

The Ásgeir G. Gunnlaugsson & Co shop was in the ownership of the same family from 1907 to 2006, when it closed down. The museum bought the interior fittings and has used them as a setting for its textile-related exhibitions.

Library and study centre

The museum library contains hundreds of books and vast source material about visual arts, design, architecture, textile and crafts. It also includes source material about the museum, its exhibitions since the outset, the collection and the museum’s own research on folk art and outsider artists.

Doll Collection

A permanent collection of national costume dolls from all over the world. Of about 800 dolls in the collection, 400 are on display. Icelanders as well as foreign visitors enjoy finding dolls belonging to their homeland, as well as learning about other nations.


Svalbarðsströnd | 601 Akureyri
Tel: (+354) 461 4066 | Email: safngeymsla@simnet.is

Open from mid May until the end of August.
The museum is open every day from 10 am  – 5 pm. 

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