Ilulissat Museum, Ilulissat

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Learn about local history and the story behind many polar explorers at Ilulissat Museum. Located in the first teaching college dating back to 1848, the museum gives insight into the town history, first settlements, and Arctic expeditions through three permanent showrooms. Particularly absorbing are the stories of Knud Rasmussen's adventures on ice through photographs and artifacts from his expeditions. The museum offers parking on site. Put Ilulissat Museum into our Ilulissat trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Fine small museum with good traditional exhibition, take your time and watch the videos, they give a good insight into the modern hunting life. Tales of Knud Rasmussen is exciting, it is recommended to download arkitiske stories from the Greenland Institute, so will be more of the stories from the Museum linked historically
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  • My discovery of Ilulissat and Greenland has been enriched by my visit to the Museum of Ilulissat. Very interesting from all points of view, including the reconstruction of a house in peat outdoors. Interesting craft shop local where I found a great ulu (woman's knife) to bring back to my wife. Ticket together with the Museum of art of Ilulissat.
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  • On an expedition cruise we made a stop here. Interesting exhibits of the local culture and history. The town isn't too big, so take your time and enjoy what they offer  more »
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