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National Greenland Museum and Archives

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Address: Hans Egedevej 8, Nuuk 3900, Greenland
Phone Number: 299 32 26 11
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Description: The mission of this history museum is to preserve Greenland's cultural...
The mission of this history museum is to preserve Greenland's cultural heritage through such diverse exhibits as The Inuit Archaeological Collections, Norse Collections, The Gustav Holm Collection (Ammassalik in the 1880s), kayaks, arts and handicrafts.
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The museum has a large collection of native objects and a good descriptions of them (in English and Danish.)

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The museum has a large collection of native objects and a good descriptions of them (in English and Danish.)

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Greenland National Muiseum Nuuk is a must-see while in Nuuk. An best of all, it is FREE! The museum comprises four buildings - the mainm building, and three others you walk outside to get to (just a few yards). Few people (I suspect) know the history of Greenland - the origins of its settlement, its people, how they lived, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Well designed museum with plenty of information. The mummies are the most impressive, but there are many more things to see.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I found my visit to this museum to be in many ways very informative and enjoyable. You get for instance a historic overview of the settlement of Nordic explorers and frontiersmen in Greenland. You see the culture and art of the Inuit people in a perspective probably not seen elsewhere and in that respect the implements related to everday life... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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107 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Fascinating extensive presentations and exhibits on everything and anything Greenlandic. If nothing else, the mummies are an absolute must-see. This museum is located on the water in the older part of Nuuk, a 10 minute walk or so from Hotel Hans Egede, as a reference point. Great bookstore on site. Easy to spend 2 or 3 hours here and the... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

My colleague and I were visiting Nuuk to research a play that takes place in 1408 and 2060, in Greenland. We spent many hours in the public exhibition and also spoke to key members of the Museum staff who arranged for us to be able to use the library, as well as taking time to show us around the exhibitions... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

a must, but hard to find the entrance, guess, they believe you can smell the mummies. Gd overall view of ethnic art!

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Kristiansand, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The museum is located close to the water front in the old part of Nuuk, not far from Hans Egedes house. The museum gives an insight into the Greenlandic history - from the early settlements and up until 1950's-60's. The displays are generally informative, yet nothing out of the ordinary, with the Qilakitsoq mummies as an exception - they alone... More 

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wooloomooloo
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This museum occupies several buildings in the old part of Nuuk. It's very small, so it doesn't take long to get around it, but it packs a punch. Very well organised and informative, and the star attraction - the mummies of Qilakitsoq - is hauntingly fascinating.

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

When in Nuuk, this is a must see. Exhibition is texted in English and Greenlandic, very nicely displayed. The mummies of Qalaqitsoq are must sees, even if these are the only things, you go for. they are world class naturally mummified bodies from the 15th century. the baby mummy looks like just sleeping. Four millenia of living in Greenland from... More 

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