National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Streymoy

4.7
A visit to National Museum of the Faroe Islands immerses you in the long and rich past of this intriguing archipelago. Well-organized exhibits cover Viking settlements, the Middle Ages, and more recent eras. In the nature section--divided into geology, botany, and zoology areas--see displays of now-extinct species. In other sections, you'll learn about the people, culture, and way of life throughout the Faroes' history, including work, pastimes, and other aspects. Don't miss a perennial highlight: the engraved pew ends that used to be in the 12th-century St. Olav's Church, carved by Czeslaw Slania. Take a look at our Torshavn trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to National Museum of the Faroe Islands and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Museum is divided into 3 categories-geology, botany and zoology. Also, there is a section on fisheries, which is the island's main industry, with models of fishing boats. A landmark for really understanding the nature of the Faroe Islands. In association with the Museum is a 10-minute walk away an old Faroes farm with outbuildings, also well worth a visit ... .
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  • The Museum deals with many aspects of the history of the Islands (geology, wildlife, archeology, costumes ...), it is very pleasant, well organised and has a nice space for children. The only flaw, captions are often lacking or poorly organized. In any case offers with little effort and little expense a small and useful cross-section of Faroe. Do not forget that with the same ticket you can also go to see an interesting old faroese farm located nearby.
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  • Far exceeded our expectations with its in depth view of geology, nature, culture, viking history, industry, whaling and much much more. A must see if you want some background to your Faroes adventures...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum with an all-encompassing overview of the islands. I especially enjoyed the exhibit on the fishing industry. Be careful of the opening times after September- check their website directly.
  • Little museum with temporary and permanent exhibition. There is very interesting Deep blue room. Museum is in the Vidarlundin park witch is also a must to visit.
  • Great museum featuring local art and artists. The museum is surrounded by a lovely, beautiful park with sculptures.
  • You shouldn't visit Faroe Island without paying a visit to this museum. Fantastic exhibition of permanent and temporary Faroese art.
  • We only walked around the outside of the building and in the gardens/park such were nice. We didn't pay to enter the museum

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