National Museum of the Faroe Islands
The Museum on Brekkutún 6
The National Museum of the Faroe Islands has exhibitions in the museum building on Brekkutún 6 in Tórshavn. The galleries tell the natural and cultural history of the Faroe Islands. This goes back to the origin of the landmass dating back 65 mya, through the pre-settlement era and the culture etc. from the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. Displays include rocks and minerals, birds, plants and fish, as well as items from the farming live and the maritime live in the Faroe Islands. The famous Kikjubøstólarnir, which are parts of the original benches from the Ólavskirkjan (St. Olav's Church) of Kirkjubøur are amongst the most valued cultural items of the National Museum on Brekkutún 6. These were in Denmark for many years but have now returned to the Faroe Islands.
Heima á Garði in Hoyvík
Heima á Garði is a farmhouse in Hoyvík, near Tórshavn. The farmhouse is now a part of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands. The main building was built around 1812, but it is furnished like Faroese houses were in 1920s. The museum is an outdoors museum with all the buildings and tools etc. which belonged to the farmhouse.
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Faroese stamps 1980:
Faroese stamps 1984:
FR 087: Saint John, the Evangelist.
FR 088: Saint James.
FR 089: Saint Thomas.
FR 090: Saint Judas Thaddeus.
Faroese stamps 2001:
- List of national museums
- National Archives of the Faroe Islands
- National Library of the Faroe Islands
- savn.fo (Official website of the National Museum of the Faroe Islands).
- Patursson.com, Website of the Patursson family in Kirkjubøur.