The Herring Era Museum in Siglufjörður, Iceland, has received a number of prestigious awards and international recognition:

  • 1998: The Icelandic Tourist Board, Innovation Award.
  • 1999: Honorary Recognition, Icelandic Parliament.
  • 2000: The Icelandic Museum Award.
  • 2002: INVEST – Industrial Development Society Incentive Award.
  • 2003: Museum Council selected the Herring Museum as the first ever Icelandic participant in the European Museum competition.
  • 2004: The European Museum Award, The Micheletti Award, the 'Best New Museum of Industry' in Europe, 2004.