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“Great Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Greenland Museum and Archives

National Greenland Museum and Archives
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$37.38*
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Nuuk
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Owner description: Greenland National Museum is Greenland's largest cultural history museum. The Museum preserves the Greenlandic history and our objects, art and images are from all over the country. A visit to the National Museum is a glimpse into all the cultures that have existed in the country from the earliest people to modern the Greenland society.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

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

Visited June 2014
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,033 helpful votes
“An unmissable 90-120 minutes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 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 arrival of Hans Egede (say 'Ill'), and its opening to the world in 1953. Its all here, with 1dth Century mummies, and an authentic cooperage.

A minor irritation is that the museum could be set in better chronological order in some parts, so if the evolution of the country is im£portant to you, watch the dates on the cases (it generally includes English language).

Please give me a 'Helpful' vote if my review informed you.

Visited January 2014
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5 Thank Stephen A
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Both informative and enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and survival in Greenlands harsh environment. In the museum there is also a segment exhibiting showpieces of Greenlands fauna. These are but a few examples of the attraction of the museum as I see it.

Visited August 2013
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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542 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
“Not To Be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 perfect respite from high winds or rain.

Visited August 2013
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