The museum will open again tomorrow 18th of November.  Ony 10 people can attend the museum any given time while current restrictions are in place.

Current exhibitons are:

100% WOOL

Bird artist in residence

Behind the scenes, conserving and archiving of textile work.

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Sigurbjörn Helgason our artist in residence will host a workshop on the museums Facebook page (hönnunarsafn) on Thursday 22nd. October from 13:00 - 14:00.

All you need is a magazine or paper that can be cut, scissors and glue.

Please share your birds with us on our Facebook page or on your Instagram using the hasstags #fuglinnminn #hönnunarsafn

We are hoping to see a beautiful flock of birds flying around in these digital spaces.

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The museum is temporarily closed.

Take care!

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The Museum is open, we must all respect the 1 meter rule and guests are limited to 20 at each time. Currently we have the following exhibitions going on: 100% ULL, BEHIND THE SCENES, conservation and registration of textile work, BIRD ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Sigurbjörn Helgason. Entrance in free until the 15th of November.

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Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, the director of the Design Museum og Magnea Einarsdóttir, fashion designer will give a guided tour (IN ICELANDIC) on Sunday the 27th of September at 13:00. At the moment we can only allow 12 guests on the tour so guests must buy ticket in advance on

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Creating from wool all sorts of sheep. Ásgerður Heimisdóttir and Rebekka Egilsdóttur, product designer will lead the workshop. Please book in advance at

Free of charge



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Sigurbjörn Helgason has set up his workspace in the museum shop where he will be making birds, large and small.
The adventurous birds are made from a variety of found materials such as reindeer antlers, pine from the garden and driftwood pieces. Each bird has its own unique character shaped by the material.

Sigurbjörn graduated as an art teacher and has worked as such in Reykjavík's primary schools until he retired last year.

Welcome to a special opening day on the 17th of September anytime between 12-17.

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• 12:00-17:00 The group Flokk till you drop has been in residence at the Design Museum for the past 3 months.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of consumption and the amount of clothing that is being donated to The Red Cross. What happens to these items? What kind of information is imbedded in one tonne of clothing? How can design add value to this material? These and questions are among many that the group has been looking into.

On the last day of their stay the group will offer selected pieces of clothing for sale as well as new items they have created from broken textiles. Profit from the sales goes to The Red Cross.

The project is a collaboration between the Red Cross, The Icelandic Arts Academy, University of Iceland and The Icelandic Textile centre. The project is sponsored by The Student Innovation Fund.




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• 16:00-18:00 Making of a dome house witht fine Jóhönna Ásgeirsdóttir.
• 18:00-19:00 Swing jazz with Ásgeir Ásgeirsson and friends.

Special offers at Flatey Pizza, Mathúsi Garðabæjar og Ísbúð Huppu. Gastro Truck og Kitchen Truck götubitavagnar mæta á torgið.
Hönnunarsafni Íslands og Bókasafni Garðabæjar will be open until 19.00. Please keep good distance and make sure to clean your hands.

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Print workshop with Rúna Þorkelsdóttir from 13-14.30

We will be working with acrylic colours so please wear protective clothing.

Free of charge.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by grownups.

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