Fisheries section contains a large collection of objects relating to
fisheries along the south shore of Iceland. Fisheries in this region
were unusual in that Iceland’s sandy south coast has no proper harbours;
boats had to be launched from beaches that lie open to the North
Atlantic waves. The centrepiece of the section is the eight-oared
fishing-boat Pétursey, built in 1855, which was in use until 1946.
Agriculture section contains tools and utensils used on farms in olden
times, riding gear, haymaking tools, dairy, woolworking and ironworking
equipment, etc. In a subsistence economy, farming households had to be
self-sustaining, making and repairing all their own tools and utensils.
Furnishings and Handcrafts
Furnishings and Handcrafts section contains a variety of everyday
household items from olden times, including ornamental handcrafts made
by both men and women: needlework, weavings, woodcarvings, metalwork,
Natural History section contains a variety of stuffed birds and
animals, skeletons, eggs, plants etc., which was the private collection
of Andrés H. Valberg from Skagafjörður.
The archives of the counties of Rangárvallasýsla and West Skaftafellssýsla are preserved here.