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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  • 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 »
  • An interesting museum to visit in Nuuk. The mummy room is the highlight. However, the world's oldest rocks from the Nuuk region is no longer there.  more »
  • Here you get an interesting insight into the history of Greenland, a wonderful break from the more tourist-oriented activities in Nuuk.
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  • 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, albeit small, museum. Great for insight about local history and culture.
  • Great place to visit and take to off from the weather and rain. Great expo on the old time in Greenland.
  • A beautiful insight to the local history and a great exibition of inuit culture. Highly recommended
  • Really fantastic place to see and well worth the £4 entry fee.

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