Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk

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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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  • This is a must visit if you are in Nuuk and want to know anything and everything about past and present culture. Situated in the old part of town in a picturesque setting by the sea. Superbly... 
    This is a must visit if you are in Nuuk and want to know anything and everything about past and present culture. Situated in the old part of town in a picturesque setting by the sea. Superbly...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit, showing the history of the people of Greenland. Everything was available in English. 
    Definitely worth a visit, showing the history of the people of Greenland. Everything was available in English.  more »
  • Very interesting review on Greenlandic culture. NB! Visiting the room of the mummies is not probably the best idea for small children or sensitive people. 
    Very interesting review on Greenlandic culture. NB! Visiting the room of the mummies is not probably the best idea for small children or sensitive people.  more »
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  • This is a brilliant museum telling in a nuanced and thoughtful way the complex story of Greenland's inhabitants. It is hard to believe that everything in the museum was taken by Denmark and, especially, that it has returned only about a third of the artifacts it has taken. The museum is located in the old "colonial" part of Nuuk. It is a perfect place to learn about the history of Greenland
  • Was pleasantly surprised by how nice this museum was when my mom and I visited Greenland. We were both shocked by how much they had as it was one of the best natural history museums either of us had been to. It really leaves an impact and describes Greenlandic history well. I was also able to pick up a phenomenal art book by Aka HΓΈegh there. This book taught me more about some of the mythos of Greenland and helped me explain a nearby statue to other tourists (The Mother of the Sea) better than their tour guides apparently could. Would highly recommend the museum!
  • This is very nice place I'm enjoying my trip so much I'm sugges you to go greenland and enjoy the beauty of nature it's really look like heavenπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ”πŸ—»
  • I'm a big fan of museums, and this one was right up my alley. Great displays and certainly taught me something.
  • Great museum of Greenland..and mummies!!!

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