Greenland National Museum

Nuuk, Greenland

The Greenland National Museum is located in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. It was one of the first museums established in Greenland, inaugurated in the mid-1960s. The museum is affiliated with the Danish National Museum which has expanded its collections. The museum has many artefacts related to archaeology, history, art, and handicrafts and also has information about ruins, graveyards, buildings etc. It is based in a warehouse which was built in 1936.

A major display in the museum contains the Qilakitsoq mummies. The mummies consist of three women and a six-month-old child; half of the mummies found at Qilakitsoq.

The museum also houses a display on social change in the 1950s and one on geology. Several other nearby buildings also fall under the museums protection, such as the restocked cooper's workshop and a display on blubber vats and presses.

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Benjamin D. Gordon (3 months ago)
Archival videos, Historical items of the Greenlandic culture. In addition to the first contact with Danish culture. Free entry and a good place to get a feel of Greenland from a distant past.
Alex Tattersall (5 months ago)
Cute little museum with tons of interesting artefacts and information about history and culture of Greenland. Excellent display and nice walkthrough. One item for improvement: make all texts available in English!
David Tattersall (5 months ago)
Good activity for on a rainy day in Nuuk. On Sunday‘s the entry is free. Exhibits are very interesting and you‘ll learn a lot about the greenlandic history.
Graham Baxter (10 months ago)
I'm a big fan of museums, and this one was right up my alley. Great displays and certainly taught me something.
Thidas Wiswaka (11 months ago)
Very interesting place
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