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National Museum of the Faroe Islands

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National Museum of the Faroe Islands

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1986198819571961 wrote a review Nov 2019
Southport, United Kingdom35 contributions48 helpful votes
I am a wheelchair user. This museum is on 2 floors, but both are accessible. There is a small lift between floors. I really enjoyed this visit as I love museums. It is well laid out, and spacious with captions in Faroese, Danish and English There was plenty to see, especially the archeology discoveries.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JakeHalsey wrote a review Nov 2019
Launceston, United Kingdom58 contributions7 helpful votes
I would have loved to visit and the online information I could find suggested it was open 10:00-17:00 everyday. However upon arrival, it turned out that its winter hours are 13:00-17:00 and.... the worst part was that the days it was open bit had been damaged, meaning it wasn't until I had waited around in the cold for two hours that I found out that it was only open Thursdays and Sundays between September and May. Would highly recommend they update their online opening times, to avoid disappointing visitors
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rex06 wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia627 contributions150 helpful votes
We had gone to Kirkjubour to see the old churches: the unfinished 13thC cathedral and an 11thC Parish church.. Alongside the churches is a 900 year old stave home overlooking the sea and the adjoining islands. The house may the oldest wooden stave structure in Europe and it has been lived in by 17 generations of residents. The house came in prefabricated form from Norway. The house is known as Roykstovan. inside the museum is some of the furniture from the church. The museum also has many items showing fishing and whaling, an exhibition of the Faroese national costume the development of the Faroese national flag from 1948 when it achieved independence from Denmark.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Laurie L wrote a review Jun 2019
Plymouth, Minnesota519 contributions168 helpful votes
We found this museum to actually be pretty decent, given the size of the city it’s in. There was a fairly comprehensive history of the islands: sheep, farming, geology, plants, settlers & the clothing they wore. I think it’s worth the stop.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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cristofa wrote a review May 2019
Penzance, United Kingdom71 contributions21 helpful votes
The National Museum is not easy to find being on an industrial estate a little way out of Torshavn. If this sounds patronising, it's based on museums and galleries I have seen elsewhere in countries much bigger than the Faroe Islands - I was very struck by the sophistication of the design and presentation of the displays. There was a broad range of exhibits which told the story of these beautiful islands from their occupation by the Vikings. Very interesting and well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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