National Greenland Museum and Archives, Nuuk

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See the Qilakitsoq mummies at National Greenland 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 National Greenland Museum and Archives a part of your Nuuk vacation plans using our Nuuk road trip planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A large and comprehensive museum covering many aspects of the history of Greenland. Use particular time on the fine film of Jette Bang as well as the mummies. There is a film about mummies in room no. 1. Entrance fee 30 DKK.
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  • August 10, 2017
    History of Greenland found that will change the lives of indigenous peoples. Big is not so good.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Loved this museum - as I had little knowledge about Greenland's past and some passion towards archaeology, this museum was a perfect match. It does show Greenland from various sides. Many objects are ...  more »
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  • February 20, 2017
    It is a very interesting museum. Many different cultures to see. There are mummies at the museum. :) from Qilakitsoq.
  • March 13, 2017
    Usually not that much of a fan of museums, this was nevertheless interesting and well presented
  • December 15, 2016
    Really great if you want an understanding of the Greenlandic history and culture. And guess what - they have mummies!
  • July 3, 2017
    Its a nice experience
  • July 22, 2013
    Welcome The Museum The museum was established in the mid-1960'ies as one of the first museums in Greenland. Since then the collections have expanded with material from the Danish National Museum. The museum has nation-wide obligations within archaeology, recent history, art, and handicrafts. The museum maintains the central files about preserved ruins, graveyards, buildings etc. and participate in nature conservation and townplanning. The museum advises the Home Rule Government in matters concerning archaeological excavations and the final deposition of the excavated material. Contact address: Greenland National Museum and Archives Hans Egedesvej 8, P.O.Box 145 3900 Nuuk

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