The community hall at Nauteyri was destroyed by fire in 2002, and it has taken many years of effort to restore it to house a museum/study centre commemorating poet Steinn Steinarr. Steinshús is managed by a non-profit organisation of the same name. The building totals about 150 m², of which an apartment occupies about 50 m², and the museum 100 m². The restoration of the building is now complete, and Steinshús was formally opened on 15 August 2015. The café opened in late May 2016. Steinshús is open from May to September each year.
The museum includes a room whose furnishings evoke the story of the poet’s life, some of which have been provided by his descendants. An exhibition tells the poet’s story, including replica manuscripts and books provided by the National and University Library of Iceland. Visitors can hear the poet reading his work aloud, as well as music composed to his words. Steinshús has been given about 800 volumes, which are available to visitors in the library. The apartment for visiting scholars has all necessary fixtures and fittings.