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. Using our online itinerary creator, Nuuk attractions like National Greenland Museum and Archives can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Essential to understand a little of the history of the place. Small museum, a tour of 2 hours enough, souvenir shop at the entrance.
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  • This is a terrific museum, with excellent exhibits on Greenland's history from prehistoric times to the present.  more »
  • The National Museum if you have time in Nuuk should see. It is not great, has some very informative display cases, which shows also finds from the early days of settlement. All Greenland costumes are shown. The mummies that were found in Greenland are particularly exciting. The mummies are kept in a separate dark room and should be attended only by people who bear the sight of dead people. Smaller children and Zartbeseitete to avoid this area if necessary. Unfortunately the Museum consists largely of showcases and written information and tired quite quickly, the visit
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  • It is a very interesting museum. Many different cultures to see. There are mummies at the museum. :) from Qilakitsoq.
  • Usually not that much of a fan of museums, this was nevertheless interesting and well presented
  • Really great if you want an understanding of the Greenlandic history and culture. And guess what - they have mummies!
  • Its a nice experience
  • 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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Although the city is small, it offers both comfortable and luxury accommodations mostly located in the central area. Visitors can find budget apartment rentals with kitchens and laundry facilities near the ferry harbor. If you're looking for conventional hotels, consider establishments on Aqqusinersuaq Street, which also serves as a hotspot for various restaurants and cafes, which serve both local and international delicacies.
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