The Algerian Pirate Raid: On July 16th 1627 three ships sailed up to the eastern shores of Heimaey. Threehundred pirates disembarked and captured 242 of the islanders whom they sailed with to Algeria where they were sold at the slave markets. The story of this fateful day is captured in a large caricature-style mural of sequential panels. The pirate cave provides fun for the children.