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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  • World class small yet packed with wonderful information. From the world famous Mummies to old kayaks this Museum is a must when in Nuuk!  more »
  • This was an eye opener to us explaining so much about Inuit life and customs with exhibits of all aspects of the way of life, costume, tools, history, hunting. It shaped our understanding of Greenland...  more »
  • The museum is amazing. We saw kayaks, national costumes, everything about life in Greenland, tupilaks and other small statues (some of them very very interesting). The best were the Qilakitsoq mummies...  more »
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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!
  • 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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