You can experience prehistoric Greenland and the Stone Age people of the past: the Saqqaq, Independence, Greenland Dorset and Late Dorset cultures, the oldest of which arrived in Greenland 4,500 years ago.
Or spend some time exploring our unique ethnographic collections from Ammassalik and Avanersuaq from 1880-1920 in the exhibition “Thule Culture – New People in Greenland”. The exhibition includes the famous 15th century mummies from Qilakitsoq in northwest Greenland, as well as the well-preserved frame of the Pearyland Umiaq.
The National Museum also has a large collection of Historic Inuit kayaks and sledges as well as an extensive collection of art and photography. Greenland’s cultural heritage is further explored in our revolving temporary exhibitions.
Guided staff tour:
Photo credit: Peter Lindstrom Visit Greenland
Guided experience, Self-guided experience
Culture and Traditions, Ancient People and Animals, Land and Climate, History of Scientific Discovery