Eurovision Museum opens in Húsavík, Iceland 🇮🇸27 October 2021 at 13:00 CEST
Items on display include props from the nation’s televised selection show Söngvakeppnin: Hatari’s pugil stick; Gagnamagnið’s keytars; and Yohanna’s Is It True dress.
Orly Orlyson, the museum director, shared his excitement with Eurovision.tv:
Eurovision is a source of joy for millions and never needed as much as now.
We consider ourselves very lucky and we will be forever grateful that the film was set in our tiny town, bringing all the joy of Eurovision to our community during what has been a hard year.
We know that many fans of the Eurovision Song Contest want to visit Húsavík after the film, and we felt it was important to have something in place to make their visits more of an experience.
At the soft launch of museum, Icelandic Eurovision legend Greta Salóme (2012 and 2016) sang with the Húsavík children’s choir who we last saw perform with Molly Sandén at the 93rd Academy Awards.
The museum’s formal opening will happen in 2022, when the number of sections will triple to include two further exhibits: a dedicated exhibit showcasing the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (filmed, of course, in Húsavík) and an area dedicated to the continental story of the Contest and its participants over the years.
Iceland’s Head of Delegation to Eurovision, Felix Bergsson, was one of the first visitors through the doors:
It was amazing to experience the opening of the first part of the Eurovision Museum in Husavik. I am very proud of the people there to pull it off in such a great manner and I am certain that Eurovision fans from all over the world will love to visit once the full museum is up and running. The opening was a very joyous affair with Greta Salome and the Husavik choir girls from The Oscars giving a strong performance. Yes, Eurovision is very much alive in the northernmost parts of Europe!
Rumour has it a space is being saved for the Eurovision trophy for when Iceland achieve their first win.
The town’s Eurovision Museum follows hot on the heels of the JaJa Ding Dong bar (named after the iconic song in the recent Netflix movie), which is situated further along the same road.
Eurovision.tv can’t wait to see the museum when it’s fully open and will keep readers updated on the Museum’s progress!