Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk

4.6
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See the Qilakitsoq mummies at Greenland National Museum and Archives, the largest cultural history museum in Greenland. Established in the mid-1960s, the museum represents all cultures that have ever existed on this island--from Inuit natives and Viking visitors to Danish colonizers. Browse through a vast collection of various exhibits, ranging from archeological findings to artifacts and documents related to the social change of the 1950s. The collections were significantly expanded with the exhibits repatriated from a Danish museum. The biggest stars of the collection are the freeze-dried mummies of three Inuit women and a six-month-old baby boy dated to the 15th century. Make Greenland National Museum and Archives a part of your Nuuk vacation plans using our Nuuk road trip planner.
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  • There is so much story a tell of Greenland, and the Museum's exhibitions are grouped and organized in a way so that it is manageable and they told. Great readiness to answer questions, and fine things and books in the Museum shop. And so is the location absolutely ideal for the purpose.
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  • An excellent museum which shows the most interesting artefacts from Greenlands past including a 'family' of mummies - frozen in time. The mummies are of a woman and child - completely dried out in the...  more »
  • Very well done, not-so-small museum that does a wonderful job showing Greenland's history and history of its many peoples. The mummies were not like those depicted in media or in Egyptian museums, mor...  more »
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  • Hello, It is I, Swagga Menace, and today I will be reviewing the national museum of Greenland. Before my review commences, I feel the need to inform readers of an issue. Those with low IQ cannot read this review simply because. To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Greenland National Museum and Archives. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Greenland's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into its characterisation- its personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Greenland National Museum and Archives truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Greenland's existential catchphrase “Greenland National Museum and Archives is full of artifacts, archives and history,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Greenland National Museum and Archives unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, i DO have a Greenland National Museum and Archives tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
  • Very interesting museum that covers a lot of the Greenlandic history. I would have loved to see a bit more about the huguenot settlement that was prior to the Danish and how that shaped inuit life and traditions. Also the way history is told could use an upgrade from the big white boards to a more interactive and including way, like it's been done elsewhere.
  • Great place to visit and take to off from the weather and rain. Great expo on the old time in Greenland.
  • Great, albeit small, museum. Great for insight about local history and culture.
  • A beautiful insight to the local history and a great exibition of inuit culture. Highly recommended

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