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National Museum of the Faroe Islands

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second visit, still wow!

They let us in on a day they wouldn't have been open so early and were very hospitable, despite... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Los Angeles, California
Interesting local museum

This is a small local museum with a gift shop. On the lower level are the most interesting items... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

They let us in on a day they wouldn't have been open so early and were very hospitable, despite working on a special opening for later that day on Ruth Smith. The artistic traditions of the Faroes are very strong and individualistic. So glad I...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Berrywin
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a small local museum with a gift shop. On the lower level are the most interesting items. There is a large display of carved wooden pew ends returned from Oslo. And a small hoard of coins. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Angela075
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The National Museum was an excellent source for information on our 3 day visit to the Faroes. Good exhibitions covering nature, history, culture and daily life. Excellent exhibition of traditional boats - you can easily see the wiking heritage.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Godtfred S
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I came here on my first day of arrival and I was the only one here. The museum has wealth of information about the rock formation, culture, history, and its relations with Denmark. A video with several episodes are showed continuously, introducing all aspects about...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Sambawalk2025
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We found ourselves at a loss for something to do on an extremely wet Sunday afternoon. The museum didn't open until 2pm so we got there for the opening time and I think a lot of others had the same idea! The museum was only...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank EveLancashire
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Exceeded my expectations. Great panels and small array of exhibits on the interesting volcanic geology of the islands. A nice selection on the natural history. And a fascinating history of the fishing industry. Downstairs there were great exhibits on early Christianity, national costumes and Viking...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank natashawitch
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The building looks like an old storage house from the outside but inside it's much better ! Lots of stuff on fish and biology as well as coastal culture. Neat Middle-Age Runes and church art but I would have expected more Viking/Medieval things overall.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Arctic_Lyon
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We weren't full of expectation for this museum if we're honest - it was raining very hard and we wanted somewhere dry, so we drove out here. It's a bit out of town, but it is actually worth the effort - it's only DKK40 (about...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Orange_Sakura
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