Greenland National Museum

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The Greenland National Museum (Greenlandic: Nunatta katersugaasivia allagaateqarfialu) is located in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. It was one of the first museums established in Greenland, inaugurated in the mid-1960s.[1] 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.[2] It is based in a warehouse which was built in 1936.[3]

Qilakitsoq Mummies Display[edit]

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.

Other Displays[edit]

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.


Coordinates: 64°10′38″N 51°44′46″W / 64.1772°N 51.7462°W / 64.1772; -51.7462